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biological source

human mouth (floor)

growth mode



Not specified


Polygonal & spindle


Not specified


TGFbeta type I receptor, TGFbeta II receptor, TGFbeta III receptor


cell culture | mammalian: suitable

relevant disease(s)


shipped in

dry ice

storage temp.


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Cell Line Origin

Human oral squamous cell carcinoma, floor of mouth

Cell Line Description

Established from a squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the floor of the mouth (20mm-40mm) of an 82 year-old male patient. STNMP stage II, moderately differentiated, node positive tumour. Mutant p53, codon 176 exon 5, G to T and 373 exon 11, A to G; wild type K-, N- and Ha-ras. Tumourigenic in athymic nude mice on subcutaneous injection; on injection into the floor of the mouth, cells spread to lymphatics and lymph nodes. By short tandem repeat (STR)-PCR analysis the Y chromosome could not be detected in this cell line when tested at ECACC. It is a known phenomenon that SSC cell lines can lose their Y chromosome.

Culture Medium

DMEM:HAMS F12 (1:1) + 2mM Glutamine + 10% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS) + 0.5 ug/ml sodium hydrocortisone succinate

Subculture Routine

Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%), approximately every 6-7 days, 1:8 to 1:10 using 0.25% trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C. Suggested seeding density 7 x 1000 cells/cm2.

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Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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