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Cell line nomenclature - suffixes ?


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#1 Tabaluga

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 01:35 PM

Hi people,
got a very basic question on cell line nomenclature. Do you know a list in the internet where the meanings of the cell line name suffixes are noted ? I know in HEK293T the "T" stands for the SV40 large T antigen, but I wondered whether in other cell lines the letter can have a different meaning. Or what does "MG" at the end of a line stand for ? I couldn't find the answer by googling (but maybe I looked in the wrong places, hence my asking if there's something like a list).

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 02:04 PM

It is just indicative of there name. HEK - human embroyonic kidney cells. U-# MG: Unit number- Malignant Glioma. You can usually find the meaning of a cell acronym on a manufacturer website. It wouldn't be a bad idea if someone were to comprise a list for reference though.....

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 07:29 AM

293 may indicate experiment no :)

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 07:59 AM

I forgot to add this last night.

http://www.atcc.org/

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