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ECACC General Cell Collection: Ca Ski

Supplied by: European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures (ECACC)
Culture Type: Cell line
Collection: ECACC General Collection
Catalogue No.: 87020501
Cell Line Name: Ca Ski
Other Collection No.: ATCC CRL 1550
Citation Guidance: If use of this culture results in a scientific publication, it should be cited in the publication as: Ca Ski (ECACC 87020501)
Keywords: Human Caucasian cervical epidermoid carcinoma
Cell Line Description: Derived from an epidermoid carcinoma of the cervix metastatic to the small bowel mesentery of a 40 year old Caucasian. Ca Ski cells secrete the ß subunit of human chorionic gonadotropin (ß-h CG), express tumour-associated antigen and G6PD type B. Ca Ski cells have been reported to contain an integrated human papilloma virus 16 genome (HPV-16 about 600 copies per cell) and HPV-18 related sequences.
Species: Human
Tissue of Origin: Cervix (small bowel metastasis)
CellType: Epithelial
Growth Mode: Adherent
DNA Profile: STR-PCR Data:

Amelogenin: X
CSF1PO: 10
D13S317: 8,12
D16S539: 11,12
D5S818: 13
D7S820: 8,11
THO1: 7
vWA: 17

Karyotype: Modal no. 78
Biosafety Information: Unless specified otherwise, at the European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures (ECACC) we routinely handle all of our cell lines at containment level 2 in accordance with the ACDP guidelines. ACDP = Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (UK)
All cell cultures have the potential to carry as yet unidentified adventitious agents. It is the responsibility of the end user to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

ACDP Guidance: Biological agents: Managing the risks in laboratories and healthcare premises.

Hyperlinks to MSDS documents:
Frozen cell cultures Material Safety Data Sheet
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Nucleic acids derived from cell cultures Material Safety Data Sheet
Subculture Routine: Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:3 to 1:6 i.e. seeding at 2-4x10,000 cells/cm² using 0.25% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C.
Culture Medium: RPMI 1640 + 2mM Glutamine + 10% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS).
Depositor: Obtained from ATCC
Originator: No
Country: USA
References: Pattillo RA, et al.1977 Tumor antigen and human chorionic gonadotropin in CaSki cells: a new epidermoid cervical cancer cell line. Science 196: 1456-1458 PMID: 867042.
Additional Bibliography: Baker CC, et al.1987 Structural and transcriptional analysis of human papillomavirus type 16 sequences in cervical carcinoma cell lines. J. Virol. 61: 962-971 PMID: 3029430. Pater MM, Pater A.1985 Human papillomavirus types 16 and 18 sequences in carcinoma cell lines of the cervix. Virology 145: 313-318 PMID: 2992153. Yee C, et al.1985 Presence and expression of human papillomavirus sequences in human cervical carcinoma cell lines. Am. J. Pathol. 119: 361-366 PMID: 2990217. Hendricks DT, et al.1997 FHIT gene expression in human ovarian, endometrial, and cervical cancer cell lines. Cancer Res. 57: 2112-2115 PMID: 9187105.
Patents: None specified by Depositor
Release Conditions: No

The Culture Collections represent deposits of cultures from world-wide sources. While every effort is made to ensure details distributed by Culture Collections are accurate, Culture Collections cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies in the data supplied. References where quoted are mainly attributed to the establishment of the cell culture and not for any specific property of the cell line, therefore further references should be obtained regarding cell culture characteristics. Passage numbers where given act only as a guide and Culture Collections does not guarantee the passage number stated will be the passage number received by the customer.

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