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biological source   human nerve
growth mode   Semi-adherent
karyotype   82XXY
morphology   Polygonal
products   Pro-cholecystokinin (Pro-cck)
receptors   Vimentin, P53, anti-MIC2
application(s)   cell culture | mammalian: suitable
relevant disease(s)   cancer
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −196°C


Cell Line Origin

Human primitive neuroectodermal tumour

Cell Line Description

SK-PN-DW has been derived from a male patient with a primitive neuroectodermal tumour that expresses cholecystokinin (cck) RNA and synthesises substantial amounts of pro-cck. SK-PN-DW is able to process the pro-hormone, producing immunoreactive cck-like material plus a peptide that immunochemically and chromatographically resembles intact cck c-terminal extension peptide. Cells have a tendency to float.


Tumour lines should prove useful in understanding the regulation of the cck gene in human neuronal cells and will also provide an in vitro system for investigation of the post translational processing of the cck preprohormone.

DNA Profile

STR-PCR Data: Amelogenin: X
CSF1PO: 12
D13S317: 9
D16S539: 12
D5S818: 13,14
D7S820: 8,14
THO1: 6
TPOX: 8,9
vWA: 16

Culture Medium

DMEM or 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 0.25% trypsin or 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: Mrs C Helson, St Agnes Hospital, 305 North St, White Plains, New York

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport


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