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COLO 720 L

COLO 720 L

Catalogue No.


Cell Line Name

COLO 720 L

Cell Line Description

Normal B lymphoid cell line derived from the peripheral blood of a 74 year old Chinese female (the same patient as COLO 720E) with ovarian cancer. These B-lymphoid cells grow as characteristic clumps of cells in the media. Often the peripheral cells of the clumps have their spike-like uropods extending into the media.


Tissue of Origin


DNA profile (STR Profile)

Amelogenin: X
CSF1PO: 11,13
D5S818: 10,11
D7S820: 10
D13S317: 8,11
D16S539: 11
TH01: 9
TPOX: 11
vWA: 14


Not specified


Normal Tissue from Cancer Patient

Culture Conditions

Cell Type


Subculture Routine

Maintain cultures between 2-9x100,000 cells/ml; 5% CO₂; 37°C.

Culture Medium

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

Growth Mode


Additional Info


Prof G Moore, Colorado Oncology Foundation, Denver General Hospital, Co 80204-4507

Country of Origin

United States

Hazard Group (ACDP)

Hazard Group (ACDP) 2



None specified by depositor

Available Formats

  • Frozen

If use of this culture results in a scientific publication, it should be cited in the publication as: COLO 720 L (ECACC 93052623).

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