10112301 Sigma

P4E6 cell line



biological source   human prostate
growth mode   Not specified
karyotype   Not specified
morphology   Epithelial
products   Stains positive for pancytokeratin, cytokeratin 8, vimentin (weak) and chromogranin A. Prostate markers expressed include prostate specific antigen (PSA) prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA), negative for expression of androgen receptor (AR).
receptors   Not specified
application(s)   cell culture | mammalian: suitable
relevant disease(s)   cancer
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −196°C


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Depositor and originator: Professor. Norman J Maitland Director YCR Cancer Research Unit Department of Biology (Area 13) University of York Heslington York YO10 5DD

Cell Line Origin

Prostate cancer well differentiated, early stage

DNA Profile


Amelogenin: X
CSF1PO: 12
D13S317: 11
D16S539: 11
D5S818: 12
D7S820: 7,8
THO1: 7,9.3
vWA: 17,19

Culture Medium

Stemline Keratinocyte Medium II (Sigma S0196) + Stemline Keratinocyte Growth Supplement (Sigma S9945) + 2 mM Glutamine + 2% Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS). Addition of 2% serum was found to increase cell viability.

Subculture Routine

Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:4 to 1:10 seeding at approximately 3 x 104 cells/cm2 using 0.25% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37 °C. It is important to inactivate the trypsin with an equal volume of trypsin inhibitor (the culture medium contains too low a serum content to inactivate the trypsin). To remove all traces of trypsin and trypsin inhibitor pellet the cells by centrifugation and resuspend the cells in fresh medium. Media change every second day.

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Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 


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Peer-Reviewed Papers


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