MDA-MB-231 CAGA12-Luc/TK Renilla cell line

Cat. #156437

MDA-MB-231 CAGA12-Luc/TK Renilla cell line

Cat. #: 156437

Sub-type: Continuous

Unit size: 1x10^6 cells / vial

Availability: 3-4 weeks

Organism: Human

Tissue: Breast

Disease: Cancer

Model: Reporter


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Inventor: Caroline Hill

Institute: The Francis Crick Institute

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  • Name: MDA-MB-231 CAGA12-Luc/TK Renilla cell line
  • Cancer: Breast cancer
  • Cancers detailed: Breast cancer
  • Research fields: Cancer;Cell signaling and signal transduction;Developmental biology
  • Tool sub type: Continuous
  • Parental cell: MDA-MB-231 cell line
  • Organism: Human
  • Tissue: Breast
  • Disease: Cancer
  • Model: Reporter
  • Conditional description: In the presence of activin and TGF-beta signalling luciferase is expressed.
  • Description: The human breast cancer cell line MDA-MB-31 modified for use as a reporter cell line for Activin and TGF-beta signalling. The cell line stably expresses CAGA12-Luc, a Smad3/Smad4-dependent reporter containing 12 copies of the CAGAC sites (AGAC motif underlined) from the PAI-1 promoter. This is a Smad3/Smad4-dependent reporter, although it also binds complexes of Smad2 exon 3 with Smad4. The cell line also contains a Renilla reporter driven by the thymidine kinase (TK) promoter to act as an internal control.
  • Production details: Made by transfecting the breast cancer cell line MDA-MB-231 with CAGA12-Luc with pRetroSuper for puromycin resistance and then TK Renilla with pCMV-Bsd for blasticidin resistance.Clonal
  • Biosafety level: 1
  • Recommended controls: MDA-MB-231 parental line

Target Details

  • Target: Activin and transforming growth factor Î?‹Â› (TGF-Î?‹Â›)Â?‚ signalling


  • Format: Frozen
  • Growth medium: Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium (DMEM) containing 10% fetal calf serum (FCS)+ 50 ?g/ml blasticidin
  • Unit size: 1x10^6 cells / vial
  • Shipping conditions: Dry ice
  • Storage conditions: Liquid Nitrogen
  • Mycoplasma free: Yes

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