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biological source   human esophagus
growth mode   Adherent
karyotype   Aneuploid
morphology   Polygonal
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 Asian squamous cell carcinoma

Cell Line Description

KYSE-30 was established from the oesophageal cancer of an untreated 64 year old male. The tumour sample was taken from the mucosal surface of a well differentiated squamous cell carcinoma. The cell line KYSE-30 was established with the use of tumours initially transplanted to athymic mice. The cells are reported to have a doubling time of 20.8 hrs in the exponential growth phase. A p53 mutation at the splice acceptor site of intron 6 and a 12 fold amplification of c-erb B has been reported. KYSE-30 cells express a large number of epidermal growth factor receptors, 1.2x10,000,000 sites/cell.


Study of human oesophageal cancer.

Culture Medium

RPMI 1640 + Ham′s F12 (1:1) + 2mM Glutamine + 2% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS).

Subculture Routine

Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:10 i.e. seeding at 1x10,000 cells/cm2 using 0.25% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C.

Other Notes

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Depositor and originator: Dr Y Shimada, First Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto

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Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 


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