11012008 Sigma

SK-GT-2 cell line



biological source   human prostate
growth mode   Adherent
karyotype   Modal number 58 chromosomal aberration at 11p13-15.
morphology   Epithelial
products   Expression of actin imtermediate filaments and growth factors TGF?1, TGF?2, TGF?3, TGF? and platelet-derived growth factor A (PDGFA).
receptors   Not specified
application(s)   cell culture | mammalian: suitable
relevant disease(s)   metastasis
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −196°C


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Cell Line Origin

Adenocarcinoma of the Gastric fundus, poorly differentiated

DNA Profile

STR-PCR Data: Amelogenin: X
CSF1PO: 10
D13S317: 12,13
D16S539: 11,12
D5S818: 10
D7S820: 9,10
THO1: 8,9
TPOX: 9,12
vWA: 15,18

Culture Medium

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

Subculture Routine

Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:4 to 1:10 i.e. seeding at 1-3 x 10,000 cells/cm2 using 0.25% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C. Population doubling approx 44hrs.

Cell Line Description

SK-GT-2 was established from a primary adenocarcinoma of gastric fundus from a 72-year-old Hispanic male previously treated for squamous cell carcinoma with radiation therapy and radical neck dissection. Pathology of recurrence (1 year) demonstrated ulcerating poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma of the stomach invading spleen and epigastic fat (T4) with metastases to perisplenic and perigastric nodes (N1). SK-GT-2 was found to be tumorigenic in athymic nu/nu mice. The Y chromosome could not be detected in this cell line by short tandem repeat (STR)-PCR analysis when tested at ECACC. It is a known phenomenon that due to the increased genetic instability of cancer cell lines the Y chromosome can be rearranged or lost resulting in lack of detection. The cell line is identical to the source provided by the depositor based on the STR-PCR analysis.

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 


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Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers


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