Resources for choosing a cell line

D.K. no.email at thanks.to.spam.net
Wed Jan 7 10:43:07 EST 2004


In article <Pine.SOL.4.33.0401071344400.6540-100000 at socrates-a.ucl.ac.uk>, Tom Anderson <ucgatan at socrates-a.ucl.ac.uk> wrote:
>Hi,
>
>Are there any resources out there to help with choosing a cell line for an
>experiment?
>
>For example, i'd like to do some experiments with epithelial cells;
>ideally, they'd be human, properly polarised, and not too transformed (and
>i don't want to get into primary cultures yet). However, i don't know
>which cell line i should use for this; HeLa is too screwed up, MDCK and
>CHO aren't human, MCF-7 or HEP G2 aren't too bad but are cancer lines, and
>i can't think of any others off the top of my head.

http://www.biotech.ist.unige.it/cldb/indexes.html 
may help. Search for "epithel* AND human" gives 300 hits...

DK




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