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biological source

human lung

growth mode

Aggregates in suspension


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cell culture | mammalian: suitable

relevant disease(s)


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dry ice

storage temp.


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Cell Line Origin

Human small cell lung cancer, drug-resistant

Cell Line Description

NCI-H69/CPR is a drug resistant subline of NCI-H69 (Sigma Catalogue number. 91091802). Drug resistance was developed by addition of a stepwise increase in cisplatin to the growth medium of the parental line. The cell line exhibits a 5-fold resistance to cisplatin and is cross resistant to melphalan. A significant change in cellular glutathione content or sensitivity to cadmium chloride (as indicator of metallothionein content) was not detected, but changes in glutathione-S-transferase activity were seen. Cisplatin accumulation was unchanged compared with the parent line. It is recommended to culture the cells without drugs after resuscitation until the first passage.


Drug-resistance studies, small cell lung cancer

Culture Medium

RPMI 1640 + 2mM Glutamine + 0.4μg/ml cisplatin + 10% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS).

Subculture Routine

Maintain cultures between 3-9 x 100,000 cells/ml; 5% CO2; 37ºC; resuscitate in drug-free medium until first passage.

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