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PC-9 (formerly known as PC-14)


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PC-9/S1 Cells, PC-9S1 Cells, PC9 Cells

biological source

human lung

growth mode



Not specified


Heterogeneous mixture of round cells and spindle shaped cells


Not specified


Not specified


cell culture | mammalian: suitable

relevant disease(s)


shipped in

dry ice

storage temp.


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Cell Line Origin

Human adenocarcinoma

Cell Line Description

Derived from a human adenocarcinoma from lung tissue which remains undifferentiated.

PC-14 was originally deposited with the Riken BioResource Center as a cell line derived from human lung adenocarcinoma (undifferentiated type) in 1989. The RIKEN BioResource Center subsequently informed the European Collection of Cell Cultures (ECACC) that short tandem repeat (STR) DNA profile analysis, undertaken in collaboration Immuno-Biological Laboratories Co., Ltd Japan, has shown this cell line to be identical to PC-9 a cell line derived from human lung adenocarcinoma (differentiated type). The misidentification occurred prior to the cell line being deposited at the RIKEN BioResource Center. The name of the cell line has been changed to PC-9 to reflect this finding.


PC-9 cell line has been used to study the effects of α-tocopherol addition on various cytotoxic drugs.
Tumourigenicity studies

DNA Profile

STR-PCR Data: Amelogenin: X
CSF1PO: 11
D13S317: 8
D16S539: 9
D5S818: 11
D7S820: 10
THO1: 7
TPOX: 11
vWA: 17

Culture Medium

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

Subculture Routine

Seed cells at 2-4 x 10,000 cells/cm2; 5% CO2; 37°C. Remove attached cells by brief treatment with 0.25% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA.  

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