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Catalogue No.


Cell Line Name


Cell Line Description

This cisplatin-resistant cell line has been developed by chronic exposure of the parent cisplatin-sensitive A2780 cell line (ECACC catalogue no. 93112519) to increasing concentrations of cisplatin. A2780cis is cross-resistant to melphalan, adriamycin and irradiation. An increased ability to repair DNA damage as well as cytogenetic abnormalities has been observed. In order to retain resistance cisplatinum has to be added to the media for every passage. In addition to this matched pair of drug-sensitive/resistant cell lines an adriamycin-resistant cell line, A2780adr (ECACC catalogue no. 93112520), has been isolated from the same parental line A2780.

General Info



Release Conditions

Restricted - commercial organisations are required to complete the 'Cell Line Release Authorisation for Research Use in Commercial Organisations' release conditions form in the supporting documents section.


Tissue of Origin


DNA profile (STR Profile)

Amelogenin: X
CSF1PO: 10,11
D5S818: 11
D7S820: 10
D13S317: 13
D16S539: 11,13
TH01: 6
TPOX: 8,10
vWA: 15,16


Modal no. 46


Toxicity testing, drug resistance studies



Culture Conditions

Cell Type


Subculture Routine

Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:3 to 1:6 i.e. seeding at 2-4 x10,000cells/cm² using 0.05% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO₂; 37°C. Cells will attach slowly after resuscitation and take up to 7 days to reach confluency. Recommendation: resuscitate cells in media without cisplatin. Add after subculture of attached cells.

Culture Medium

RPMI 1640 + 2mM Glutamine + 1µM cisplatinum + 10% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS) .

Growth Mode


Additional Info


Dr T H Ward, Cell Culture Unit, Patterson Laboratories, Christie Hospital, Manchester

Country of Origin

United Kingdom

Hazard Group (ACDP)

Hazard Group (ACDP) 2



Cancer Res 1987;47:414; Cancer Res 1988;48:5713

Available Formats

  • Frozen

If use of this culture results in a scientific publication, it should be cited in the publication as: A2780cis (ECACC 93112517).

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