The Calu-6 was was established by Fogh et al in 1975. Established from a 61-year-old Caucasian woman. This cell line is tumorigenic in nude mice and forms poorly differentiated carcinoma.
Homo sapiens (human)
STR DNA Profile
D18S51: 12, 16
Penta E: 5, 14
Penta D: 13
D8S1179: 10, 14
The stemline chromosome number is hypotriploid and the 2S component occurred at 5.8%. Modal chromosome number is 59. Fourteen marker chromosomes (constitutive) were common to most S metaphases. No Y chromosome was detected in the QM stained preparation.
Tests for mycoplasma, bacteria and fungi were negative
Storage and Shipping
liquid nitrogen vapor phase
Non-small cell lung carcinoma
This cell line can be used as a suitable transfection host.
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