Established from the lymph node metastasis (groin) of a 26-year-old man with malignant melanoma (primary tumor histology: SSM level IV); same patient as cell line IGR-39; described as very tumorigenic in nude mice
Human flat-moded hypertriploid karyotype with 11% polyploidy - 78(67-78)<3n>XXY, +1, +3, +5, +7, +7, +8, +9, -10, -12, -13, -14, -15, -17, +18, +20, +20, +2mar, der(1)t(1;?21)(p13;q11)x2, del(9)(p13p21), der(10)t(9;10)(q11/21;q23/25), i(13q)x1-2, der(16)t
epithelial-like cells growing as monolayers
Mycoplasma: contamination was eliminated with Baytril (enrofloxacin), then negative in DAPI, microbiological culture, RNA hybridization assays
Immunology: cytokeratin -, cytokeratin-7 -, cytokeratin-8 -, cytokeratin-17 -, cytokeratin-18 -, cytokeratin-19
Storage and Shipping
Frozen with 70% medium, 20% FBS, 10% DMSO at about 5 x 10^6 cells/ampoule; ship in dry ice; store in liquid nitrogen
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