Cells of this line contain HeLa marker chromosomes, and were derived via HeLa contamination. The cells are positive for keratin by immunoperoxidase staining. KB cells have been reported to contain human papillomavirus 18 (HPV-18) sequences.
Homo sapiens ,human
STR DNA Profile
Penta E: 7,17
Penta D: 8,15
Fluorescence (DAPI) test: negative; Mycoplasma specific PCR: negative
Storage and Shipping
liquid nitrogen vapor phase
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