Resources for choosing a cell line

D.K. at
Wed Jan 7 10:43:07 EST 2004

In article <Pine.SOL.4.33.0401071344400.6540-100000 at>, Tom Anderson <ucgatan at> wrote:
>Are there any resources out there to help with choosing a cell line for an
>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. 
may help. Search for "epithel* AND human" gives 300 hits...


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