HT-144 is a malignant human melanoma cell line that displays aneuploid fibroblastic morphology and grows in adherent tissue culture. This cell line has been reported to be nonpermissive for human cytomegalovirus (HCMV). HT-144 cells form xenograft tumors when injected into immunocompromised mice. These cells contain a mutation in the ATM gene, resulting in the expression of a truncated protein, which causes increased sensitivity to UVB and ionizing radiation compared to other melanoma cell lines. The HT-144 cells also express mutant B-Raf (V600E).
This cell line was established in 1966 from a metastatic site (subcutaneous tissue) in a 29-year-old Caucasian male with malignant melanoma.
- Jorgen Fogh, PhD, formerly at Sloan Kettering Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering
- Germaine Trempe, formerly at Sloan Kettering Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering
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- Chen B et al. (2012) BRAFV600E negatively regulates the AKT pathway in melanoma cell lines. PLoS One 7: e42598 (PubMed ID: 22880048)
This cell line may be licensed nonexclusively for research or commercial purposes.