J. Ponten and E. Saksela derived this line (originally 2T) in 1964 from a moderately differentiated sarcoma of the tibia of a 15 year old girl. Viruses were not detected during co-cultivation with WI-38 cells or in CF tests against SV40, RSV or adenoviruses. The cell line expresses osteosacoma derived growth factor (ODGF), Blood Type A; Rh+; HLA A2, Aw30, B12, Bw35, B40(+/-).
Homo sapiens, human
STR DNA Profile
Penta E: 10,13
Penta D: 9
(P11-46) hypodiploid to near tetraploid; (P111-118) modal numbers 34 to 37 and 64 to 67 with abnormalities including dicentrics,breaks, rings, and pulverizations plus acrocentric subtelocentric and minute markers.
Tests for mycoplasma, bacteria and fungi were negative
Storage and Shipping
liquid nitrogen vapor phase
The U-2 OS cell line can be used as a suitable transfection host.
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