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SW480 Cell Line human


SW-480 Cells, SW480E Cells

biological source

human colon


Human colon adenocarcinoma

growth mode



Not specified




Not specified


Not specified


cell culture | mammalian: suitable

relevant disease(s)


shipped in

dry ice

storage temp.


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Cell Line Origin

Human colon adenocarcinoma

Cell Line Description

Derived from a grade 3-4 colon adenocarcinoma. The initial cultures contained a mixture of epithelial and bipolar cells, but subsequently epithelial cells predominated. The cells produce CEA.


Human SW480 cell line has been used to study the antiproliferative effects of F. mughlea Pesmen on cancer cells. It has also been used as an in vitro model to study key cellular processes required for metastasis. The cell line is used to study the effects of the transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) pathway and heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) on the growth of cells.

DNA Profile

STR-PCR Data: Amelogenin: X
CSF1PO: 13,14
D13S317: 12
D16S539: 13
D5S818: 13
D7S820: 8
THO1: 8
TPOX: 11
vWA: 16

Culture Medium

L15 + 2mM Glutamine + 10% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS).

Subculture Routine

Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:2 to 1:8 i.e. seeding at 2-3x10,000 cells/cm2 using 0.25% trypsin; 37°C. Medium change every 4-5 days. CO2 is not required.

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