T98G Cell Line human New



biological source   human brain
description   Human Caucasian glioblastoma
growth mode   Adherent
karyotype   Hyperpentaploid, modal no. 128-132
morphology   Not specified
products   Not specified
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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Studies on the mechanism for cessation of proliferation in quiescent cells and cells synchronised in G1 phase.

T98G has been used to study the effects of the lysosomal destabilizing drug Siramesine on glioblastoma. It has also been used to study the efficiency of empty spiracles homeobox 2 (EMX2) in suppressing glioblastoma.

Cell Line Origin

Human Caucasian glioblastoma

DNA Profile

STR-PCR Data: Amelogenin: X,Y
CSF1PO: 10,12
D13S317: 13
D16S539: 13
D5S818: 10,12
D7S820: 9,10
THO1: 7,9.3
vWA: 17,20

Culture Medium

EMEM (EBSS) + 2mM Glutamine + 1% Non Essential Amino Acids (NEAA) + 1% Sodium Pyruvate (NaP) + 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 0.25% trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C. Cells may become anchorage-independent if deprived of serum.

Cell Line Description

Derived from glioblastoma multiform tumour from a 61-year-old Caucasian male. Indefinite lifespan and anchorage independent but can enter viable G1 arrested state when deprived of serum.

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