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Catalogue No.


Cell Line Name


Cell Line Description

It has been clearly established that HS-Sultan is a subclone of the Burkitt lymphoma derived cell line JIYOYE and not a myeloma cell line. (see Drexler HG et al., 2001 Cross-contamination: HS-Sultan is not a myeloma but a Burkitt lymphoma cell line. Blood 98(12):3495-6.PMID: 11732505. Drexler HG et al., 2003 False leukemia-lymphoma cell lines: an update on over 500 cell lines. Leukemia. 17(2):416-26. PMID: 12592342)



Immunoglobulin G (IgG) kappa chains in spinner culture. Endoplasmic reticulum in stationary culture.

Tissue of Origin


DNA profile (STR Profile)

Amelogenin: X,Y
CSF1PO: 10,11
D5S818: 12
D7S820: 8,10
D13S317: 12
D16S539: 10,11
TH01: 7,9
TPOX: 6,8
vWA: 15,19


Hyperdiploid modal no=48


Tumourigenicity studies


Burkitt Lymphoma

Culture Conditions

Cell Type


Subculture Routine

Maintain cultures between 3-9x100,000 cells/ml; 5% CO₂; 37°C. A density of 3x1,000,000 cells/ml may be achieved.

Culture Medium

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

Growth Mode


Additional Info


Obtained from ATCC

Country of Origin

United States

Hazard Group (ACDP)

Hazard Group (ACDP) 2



Nature 1974;250:507; J Immunol 1976;118:1480


Not specified

Available Formats

  • Frozen

If use of this culture results in a scientific publication, it should be cited in the publication as: HS-Sultan (ECACC 87012701).

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