SW 626




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biological source   human colon
growth mode   Adherent
karyotype   Hypertetraploid; modal no. 104
morphology   Epithelial
products   Not specified
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

Human Caucasian ovarian metastasis of a primary colon adenocarcinoma

Culture Medium

L15 + 2mM Glutamine + 10% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS).

Subculture Routine

Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:3 to 1:6 i.e. seeding at 2-3x10,000 cells/cm2 using 0.25% trypsin/EDTA; CO2 is not needed. Medium change after 4-5 days. 37°C.

Cell Line Description

Although originally thought to be of ovarian origin, a recent report has suggested that the SW 686 cell line might have been derived from an ovarian metastasis of a primary adenocarcinoma of the colon Furlong, et al., 1999. The SW 626 cell line was initiated by A. Leibovitz in January 1974 at the Scott and White Clinic, Temple, Texas from a surgical specimen from a cystadenocarcinoma of the ovary in a 46 year old female Caucasian. The histopathology of the specimen was determined to be grade III adenocarcinoma.

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Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport


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