Glioblastomas are among the most aggressive forms of cancer, associated with low treatment efficacy and poor survival. Recurring glioblastomas are often resistant to first-line chemotherapies (1). There is much interest in studying drug-resistant forms of glioblastomas in the effort to develop effective therapies.
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The CT-2A cell line is derived from a sub-cutaneous, non-metastatic murine glioma (astrocytoma). The originating tumor was classified as poorly differentiated with high vascularity and malignancy (2). CT-2A cells are marked by high levels of complex gangliosides and low distribution of the anti-angiogenic ganglioside GM3, as well as deficiency in the tumor suppressor PTEN/TSC2, a characteristic present in up to 70% of human high-grade glioma cell lines (3,4). CT-2A tumors are wild-type for p53 and recapitulate several features of human high-grade glioma, including high mitotic index and cell density, nuclear polymorphism, hemorrhage, pseudopalisading necrosis, and microvascular proliferation (5,6).
CT-2A was generated from a malignant astrocytoma formed via implantation of the carcinogen 20-methylcholanthrene in the cerebrum of a C57BL/6J mouse (7). The tumor was maintained through serial intracranial transplants prior to cell line isolation.
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• Each vial contains ≥ 1X10⁶ viable cells.
• Cells are tested negative for infectious diseases by a Mouse Essential CLEAR panel by Charles River Animal Diagnostic Services.
• Cells are verified to be of mouse origin and negative for inter-species contamination from rat, chinese hamster, Golden Syrian hamster, human and non-human primate (NHP) as assessed by a Contamination CLEAR panel by Charles River Animal Diagnostic Services.
• Cells are negative for mycoplasma contamination
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