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HOG Human Oligodendroglioma Cell Line

HOG human oligodendroglioma cell line is a useful model to study the role of oligodendrocytes in neurodegenerative diseases.

Oligodendroglioma cells

biological source



cell based assay: suitable
cell culture | mammalian: suitable

General description

HOG is a clonal cell line derived from a surgically removed human oligodendroglioma (HOG) . HOG cells express oligodendrocyte markers including low levels of the 15-kDa form of myelin basic protein (MBP) and high levels of CNPase protein. HOG cells do not express GFAP, a astrocyte marker and were found to have minimal levels of glutamine synthetase activity . HOG cells express neurotransmitter receptors such as A2-adenosine, prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) and beta2-adrenergic receptores (beta-ARs) that activate the adenylate cylase signaling pathway . HOG cells also express muscarinic and histamine receptors that are linked to inositol phosphate signaling pathways .

Cell Line Description

Cancer Cells


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Research Category


• Each vial contains ≥ 1X106 viable cells.
• Cells are tested by PCR and are negative for HPV-16, HPV-18, Hepatitis A, C, and HIV-1 & 2 viruses as assessed by a Human Essential CLEAR panel by Charles River Animal Diagnostic Services.
• Cells are negative for mycoplasma contamination.
• Each lot of cells is genotyped by STR analysis to verify the unique identity of the cell line.

Storage and Stability

Store in liquid nitrogen. The cells can be cultured for at least 10 passages after initial thawing without significantly affecting the cell marker expression and functionality.


Unless otherwise stated in our catalog or other company documentation accompanying the product(s), our products are intended for research use only and are not to be used for any other purpose, which includes but is not limited to, unauthorized commercial uses, in vitro diagnostic uses, ex vivo or in vivo therapeutic uses or any type of consumption or application to humans or animals.

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

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