|I. General information|
|Background:||M059K cells were isolated from a tumor specimen from a 33 year-old male patient with untreated glioblastoma. These cells were isolated concurrently from the same tumor specimen as M059J (see ATCC CRL-2366). |
|Species:||Homo sapiens, human|
|Disease:||malignant glioblastoma; glioma|
|DNA Profile:||Amelogenin: X,Y
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|Culture Medium:||Essential Amino Acids (NEAA) + 1mM Sodium Pyruvate (NaP)
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|Tumor Formation:||Yes, forms tumors in SCID mice|
|Comments:||M059K cells express normal levels of DNA-dependent protein kinase while M059J cells lack DNA-dependent protein kinase activity. M059K cells are approximately 30-fold less sensitive to ionizing radiation than M059J cells. M059K cells are less sensitive than M059J cells to the cytotoxic effects of bleomycin, N, N-bis(2-chloroethyl)-N-nitrosourea and nitrogen mustard. M059K cells are DNA double strand break repair proficient. Both cell lines are negative for glial fibrillary acidic acid (GFAP). Together these cell lines provide useful model systems in which to study the role of DNA protein kinase in cellular and molecular processes involving DNA damage recognition and repair.
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