U937 Cell Line human

from human lung(lymphoblast), 85011440

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biological source

human lung (lymphoblast)

growth mode



Not specified




Not specified


Not specified


cell culture | mammalian: suitable

shipped in

dry ice

storage temp.


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Cell Line Origin

Human Caucasian histiocytic lymphoma

Cell Line Description

Derived from malignant cells of a pleural effusion of 37 year old caucasian male with diffuse histiocytic lymphoma. One of only a few human lines still expressing many of the monocytic like characteristics exhibited by cells of histiocytic origin.


U937 Cell Line human has been used to study the toxicity of propolis extracts against U937 cells and to study the uptake of apoptotic bodies (derived from monocytic U-937 cells) by primary meningothelial cells (PMECs).
Tumourigenicity studies

DNA Profile

STR-PCR Data: Amelogenin: X
CSF1PO: 12
D13S317: 10,12
D16S539: 12
D5S818: 12
D7S820: 9,11
THO1: 6,9.3
TPOX: 8,11
vWA: 14,15

Culture Medium

RPMI 1640 + 2mM Glutamine + 10% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS).

Subculture Routine

Maintain cultures between 2-9x100,000 cells/ml; 5% CO2; 37°C. Cells may take up to 72 hours until confluent.

Other Notes

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