HEK293A EGFP-LC3 Cell Line

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HEK293A EGFP-LC3 Cell Line

Cat. #: 151480

Sub-type: Continuous

Unit size: 1x10^6 cells / vial

Organism: Human

Tissue: Embryo

Disease: Cancer

Model: Transgenic


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Inventor: Sharon Tooze

Institute: Cancer Research UK, London Research Institute: Lincoln's Inn Fields

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  • Name: HEK293A EGFP-LC3 Cell Line
  • Research fields: Apoptosis and autophagy;Cancer;Cell biology;Cell signaling and signal transduction;Drug development;Metabolism
  • Tool sub type: Continuous
  • Parental cell: HEK293
  • Organism: Human
  • Tissue: Embryo
  • Disease: Cancer
  • Growth properties: Autophagy
  • Model: Transgenic
  • Conditional: Yes
  • Description: HEK 293A EGFP-LC3 is a stable epithelial cell line expressing EGFP-tagged LC3 (rat) in a HEK293A background. This line functions as a reporter cell line to monitor the induction of autophagy after aminoacid starvation or rapamycin treatment as well as autophagosome formation. This cell line uses GFP-LC3 as a standard assay read out and can be evaluated by both immunofluorescence and biochemical methods.
  • Production details: EGFP-LC3 (rat) plasmid was transfected into HEK293A cells. The cells were selected with 800ug/ml geneticin. Single cell clones were selected and grown up. Several clones were tested and clone 2GL9 was taken as the best based on a number of parameters (inc. GFP-LC3 expression levels and responsiveness to amino acid deprivation).
  • Additional notes: HEK293 cells were obtained under licence from AdVec
  • Recommended controls: HEK293-A parental line
  • Cellosaurus id: CVCL_W347

Target Details

  • Target: GFP-LC3B (Rat)


  • Application notes: Stable cell line expressing EGFP-tagged LC3 (rat) in background of HEK293A cell line.


  • Format: Frozen
  • Growth medium: DMEM + 10% FCS + 2mM Glutamine. (400ug/ml geneticin can be added for maintainance but this is not normally necessary as the GFP-LC3 expression level is maintained over at least 20 passages).
  • Unit size: 1x10^6 cells / vial
  • Shipping conditions: Dry ice


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  • siRNA screening of the kinome identifies ULK1 as a multidomain modulator of autophagy.
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  • Microtubules facilitate autophagosome formation and fusion of autophagosomes with endosomes.