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What do the glioma cell line prefixes LN and U stand for ?

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#1 Tabaluga


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Posted 24 February 2015 - 03:39 AM

I'm looking for the meaning of the cell line prefixes "LN" and "U" of some glioma cell lines. Unfortunately, I didn't find any information on the internet, including websites like ATCC. Does anyone happen to know what these letters actually stand for or why they were chosen ?



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Posted 24 February 2015 - 11:50 AM

Often these sorts of things are obscure, I think in the case of the "U" lines it stands for Uppsala, the city where the lines were first developed. However, it often is a name applied by the researcher which could be any one of a number of things, e.g. a line might use a researcher's initials or be part of a alpha-numeric progression.

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