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Catalogue No.


Cell Line Name


Cell Line Description

The cell line F-36P has been established from a 65 year old male patient, who was diagnosed with refractory anaemia with excess blasts (RAEB), a subtype of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). This non-lymphoid leukemia line was obtained from the patient's pleural fluid at time of progressed to overt leukemia. F-36P is cytokine-dependent requiring granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) or Interleukin 3 (IL-3). Cells have been shown to synthesize haemoglobin when GM-CSF or IL-3 is substituted by erythropoietin (Epo). They have been reported to be positive for leukocyte common antigen (CD45) and some multilineage markers such as CD13, CD33 and CD34, but are negative for T- and B-cell antigens and mature myelomonocytic antigens. Due to their reaction with some monoclonal antibodies recognising erythroid and platelet glycoproteins it has been suggested that F-36P has a multilineage phenotype.


Tissue of Origin

Bone marrow

DNA profile (STR Profile)

Amelogenin: X,Y
D5S818: 13
D7S820: 9,11
D13S317: 10
D16S539: 10,12
TH01: 8
TPOX: 9,11
vWA: 14,16




Study of differentiation and effect of growth signals


Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Culture Conditions

Cell Type


Subculture Routine

Maintain cultures between 3-9 x 100,000 cells/ml; 5% CO₂; 37°C.

Culture Medium

RPMI 1640 + 2mM Glutamine + 5ng/ml rh IL-3 + 5% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS).

Growth Mode


Additional Info


Obtained from Riken Gene Bank, Tsukuba, Japan

Country of Origin


Hazard Group (ACDP)

Hazard Group (ACDP) 2



Blood 1991; 78:2261, J Biol Chem 1997; 272:14334, J Biol Chem 1998; 273:22877, Mol Cell Biol 1998; 18:4282

Available Formats

  • Frozen
  • DNA-5µg (100ng/µl)

If use of this culture results in a scientific publication, it should be cited in the publication as: F-36P (ECACC 99072808).

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