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Catalogue No.


Cell Line Name


Cell Line Description

FM-58 (ESTDAB-018) was established from a metastatic cutaneous malignant melanoma of a male patient. The FM-58 cell line is one of more than 170 characterized melanoma cell lines collected during the ESTDAB project (European Searchable Tumour Line Database) part of the European Commissions fifth framework infrastructures programme (contract no. QLRI-CT-2001-01325). ESTDAB ( contains information on HLA genotype and surface expression of HLA molecules, expression of tumour antigens, antigen processing capability, production of and response to cytokines and chemokines, apoptosis regulation and expression of adhesion/accessory molecules. This information is appended below. Such information allows researchers to identify cells possessing specific parameters important for studies of immunity, immunogenetics, gene expression, metastasis, response to chemotherapy, and other tumour biological experimentation. Robinson J, Waller MJ, Fail SC, Marsh SG. 2006 The IMGT/HLA and IPD databases. Hum Mutat 27(12):11929.PMID: 16944494. Pawelec G, Marsh SG. 2006 ESTDAB: a collection of immunologically characterised melanoma cell lines and searchable databank. Cancer. Immunol Immunother. 55(6):623-7.PMID: 16421722. Robinson J, Roberts CH, Dodi IA, Madrigal JA, Pawelec G, Wedel L, Marsh SG.2009 The European searchable tumour line database. Cancer. Immunol Immunother. 58(9):1501-6. PMID: 19172270.






Tissue of Origin


DNA profile (STR Profile)

Amelogenin: X,Y
CSF1PO: 11
D5S818: 11,12
D7S820: 10,11
D13S317: 12
D16S539: 12
TH01: 6
TPOX: 8,10
vWA: 16



Culture Conditions

Cell Type


Subculture Routine

Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) seed new cultures at 2-4x10,000 cells/cm² using 0.05% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO₂; 37°C. Saturation density approx 8 x10,000 cells/cm²

Culture Medium

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

Growth Mode


Additional Info


J Zeuthen, Department of Tumour Cell Biology, Division of Cancer Biology, Danish Cancer Society, Strandboulevarden 49, Bldg 7.1, DK-2100 Copenhagen Denmark.

Country of Origin


Hazard Group (ACDP)

Hazard Group (ACDP) 2



Jonsson G, Dahl C, Staaf J, Sandberg T, Bendahl PO, Ringner M, Guldberg P, Borg A. 2007 Genomic profiling of malignant melanoma using tiling-resolution arrayCGH. Oncogene. 26(32):4738-48. PMID: 17260012.

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: FM-58 (ECACC 13012414).

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