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biological source   human bladder
growth mode   Adherent
karyotype   Not specified
morphology   Polymorphic
products   Not specified
receptors   Not specified
application(s)   cell culture | mammalian: suitable
relevant disease(s)   cancer
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −196°C


Cell Line Origin

Human transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder

Cell Line Description

UM-UC-9 was derived from a transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder. UM-UC-9 was found to produce tumours in athymic nude mice. Susceptibility to adenoviral mediated gene transduction and expression of p53, p16, retinoblastoma protein and coxsackie adenovirus receptor were studied.


Cell model for research into bladder cancer

Culture Medium

EMEM (EBSS) + 2mM Glutamine + 1% Non Essential Amino Acids (NEAA) + 10% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS).

Subculture Routine

Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:3 to 1:6 i.e. seeding at 2-4x10,000 cells/cm2 using 0.05% trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C.

Other Notes

Cultures from HPA Culture Collections and supplied by Sigma are for research purposes only. Enquiries regarding the commercial use of a cell line are referred to the depositor of the cell line. Some cell lines have additional special release conditions such as the requirement for a material transfer agreement to be completed by the potential recipient prior to the supply of the cell line. Please view the Terms & Conditions of Supply for more information.

Depositor and originator: Dr H B Grossman Department of Urology, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 1373, Houston, Texas, 77030 USA

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport


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