DMS 53


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biological source

human lung

growth mode



Modal no. 60




Variety of hormones, high level of calcitonin


Bombesin (BN), Epidermal growth factor (EGF), Transforming growth factor (TGF-beta), acetylcholine receptor (AChR)


cell culture | mammalian: suitable

relevant disease(s)


shipped in

dry ice

storage temp.


Related Categories

Cell Line Origin

Human Caucasian lung small cell carcinoma

Cell Line Description

DMS 53 is a small cell carcinoma of the lung (SCLC) isolated in 1974 from a mediastinal biopsy at time of diagnosis from a 54 year-old male patient prior to treatment. DMS 53 secrete a large variety of hormones including adrenocorticotropin (ACTH), bombesin (BN), calcitonin (CT), chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG), glucagon, growth hormone (GH), oxytocin-neurophysin (OT-NP), parathyroid hormone (PTH), somatostatin-like immunoreactivity (SRIF), thyroid releasing hormone (TRH) and 17β-estradiol. Expression of cell surface antigens Leu-7, Class I HLA, CLASS II HLA and My23 (defined by AML-2-23 monoclonal antibody) has been shown. DMS 53 cells produce receptors for BN, epidermal growth factor (EGF), transforming growth factor-β (TGF β) and acetylcholine (AChR). This cell line was shown to be tumourigenic in nude, athymic mice.


Human lung tumour model

DNA Profile

STR-PCR Data: Amelogenin: X
CSF1PO: 12
D13S317: 10
D16S539: 12,13
D5S818: 10,11
D7S820: 8,11
THO1: 8,9.3
TPOX: 12
vWA: 15,17

Culture Medium

Waymouth′s MB 752/1 + 2mM Glutamine + 10% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS) (Heat Inactivated).

Subculture Routine

Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:4 i.e. seeding at 4x10,000 cells/cm2 using 0.25% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C.

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