#162042

Melb-a cell line

Cat. #162042

Melb-a cell line

Cat. #: 162042

Organism: Mouse

Tissue: Skin

Disease: Non-cancer

Model: Immortalised non-cancerous cell lines

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Contributor

Inventor: Elena Sviderskaya

Institute: St. George's University London

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Tool Details

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  • Name: Melb-a cell line
  • Organism: Mouse
  • Tissue: Skin
  • Disease: Non-cancer
  • Morphology: Small, oval-fusiform
  • Model: Immortalised non-cancerous cell lines
  • Description: The melb-a cell line is an immortal melanoblast cell line derived from the skin of neonatal C57BL/6J (black, a/a) mice. These cells express dopachrome tautomerase (also referred to as tyrosinase-related protein 2) but generally do not express tyrosinase. These cells are unpigmented but can be induced to pigmented melanocytes if required (for example, as is the case for the melan-a2 cell line), also available from CancerTools.org. This melanoblast line is useful for developmental studies and, as melanoblasts display mechanisms similar to tumour cells (migration to and invasion of the epidermis) they are a useful tool in studies of melanoma development.
  • Application: Melanocyte cell biology

Applications

  • Application: Melanocyte cell biology

Handling

  • Growth medium: RPMI + FBS (10%) + fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) (40 pM) + mouse stem cell factor (mSCF) (20 ng/ml)
  • Storage conditions: liquid N2