OE21, also known as JROECL21, was established in 1993 from a squamous carcinoma of mid oesophagus of a 74 year-old male patient. The tumour was identified as pathological stage IIA(UICC) and showed moderate differentiation. HLA-A,-B and -C (MHC class I) are expressed constitutively, expression of ICAM-1 can be induced by treatment with interferon-gamma. OE21 cells express epithelial cytokeratins and are tumourigenic in nude mice.
Tissue of Origin
RPMI 1640 + 2mM Glutamine + 10% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS).
Liquid Nitrogen (-180 °C).
Storage and Shipping
Creative Bioarray ships frozen cells on dry ice. On receipt, immediately transfer frozen cells to liquid nitrogen (-180 °C) until ready for experimental use. Never can cryopreserved cells be kept at -20 °C.
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