The line was established from cells from a metastasis in the small bowel mesentery; the cells are reported to contain an integrated human papillomavirus type 16 genome (HPV-16, about 600 copies per cell). The cell line can expresses beta subunit of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and tumor associated antigen.
Homo sapiens, human
STR DNA Profile
Tests for mycoplasma, bacteria and fungi were negative
Storage and Shipping
Frozen with 52.5% RPMI-1640, 40% FBS, 7.5% DMSO at about 4-5 x 10^6 cells/ampoule; ship in dry ice; store in liquid nitrogen
The CaSki cell line can be used for tumourigenicity studies and also can be used as a suitable transfection host.
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