A375.S2 (ATCC® CRL-1872)

Organism: Homo sapiens, human  /  Cell Type: Melanoma  /  Tissue: skin  /  Disease: malignant melanoma

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Organism Homo sapiens, human
Tissue skin
Cell Type Melanoma
Product Format frozen
Culture Properties adherent
Biosafety Level 1

Biosafety classification is based on U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

Disease malignant melanoma
Age 54 years
Gender female
Storage Conditions liquid nitrogen vapor phase
This line was cloned by limiting dilution from the A375 melanoma cell line (see ATCC CRL-1619).
Clinical Data
Tumorigenic Yes
Yes, in immunosuppressed mice
These cells will eventually die and lyse when cultured in medium containing interleukin-1 (interleukin 1, IL-1) and therefore can be used in a reliable and sensitive growth inhibition assay for IL-1.
Sensitivity to IL-1 is maximal when the cells are derived from subconfluent cultures in logarithmic growth.
Complete Growth Medium The base medium for this cell line is ATCC-formulated Eagle's Minimum Essential Medium, Catalog No. 30-2003. To make the complete growth medium, add the following components to the base medium: fetal bovine serum to a final concentration of 10%.
Remove medium, rinse with fresh 0.25% trypsin, 0.03% EDTA solution and let the culture sit at room temperature (or 37°C) until cells detach (about 10 minutes). Add fresh medium, aspirate and dispense into new flasks.
Subcultivation Ratio: A subcultivation ratio of 1:3 to 1:8 is recommended
Medium Renewal: Every 2 to 3 days
culture medium 95%; DMSO, 5%
Culture Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
STR Profile
Amelogenin: X
CSF1PO: 11,12
D13S317: 11,14
D16S539: 9
D5S818: 12
D7S820: 9
TH01: 8
TPOX: 8,10
vWA: 16,17
Notice: Necessary PermitsPermits

These permits may be required for shipping this product:

  • Customers located in the state of Hawaii will need to contact the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to determine if an Import Permit is required. A copy of the permit or documentation that a permit is not required must be sent to ATCC in advance of shipment.
Basic Documentation

Onozaki K, et al. Human interleukin-1 is a cytocidal factor for several tumor cell lines. J. Immunol. 135: 3962-3968, 1985. PubMed: 2415593

Lachman LB, et al. Natural and recombinant human interleukin-1beta is cytotoxic for human melanoma cells. J. Immunol. 136: 3098-3102, 1986. PubMed: 3485680

Nakai S, et al. A simple, sensitive bioassay for the detection of interleukin-1 using human melanoma A375 cell line. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 154: 1189-1196, 1988. PubMed: 3261584

Giard DJ, et al. In vitro cultivation of human tumors: establishment of cell lines derived from a series of solid tumors. J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 51: 1417-1423, 1973. PubMed: 4357758