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biological source   human nerve (bone marrow metastasis)
growth mode   Adherent/aggregates in suspension
karyotype   Aneuploid
morphology   Epithelial-like
products   Not specified
receptors   Transferrin receptor
application(s)   cell culture | mammalian: suitable
relevant disease(s)   metastasis
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −196°C


Cell Line Origin

Human neuroblastoma

Cell Line Description

SK-N-F1 has been obtained from a bone marrow metastasis of a male patient with neuroblastoma. The poorly differentiated and slow growing cells secrete different neuroblastoma specific peptides and synthesise choline acetyltransferase. Reactivity of anti-leukaemia-associated and anti-foetal brain-associated monoclonal antibodies could be shown. Epithelial-like and aggregate-forming populations.


Carcinogenesis studies, cytotoxicity assays.

DNA Profile

STR-PCR Data: Amelogenin: X,Y
CSF1PO: 10,12
D13S317: 11,14
D16S539: 11,12
D5S818: 12,13
D7S820: 8,9
THO1: 6,9.3
TPOX: 8,9
vWA: 16,17

Culture Medium

DMEM + 4mM Glutamine + 1% Non Essential Amino Acids (NEAA) + 10% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS).

Subculture Routine

Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:3 to 1:5 i.e. seeding at 2-4x10,000 cells/ml using 0.25% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C. Clumped cells have tendency to float.

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 C Helson, St Agnes Hospital, New York

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport


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