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SK-MEL-1: Human Melanoma Cell Line (ATCC HTB-67)

SK2004-052

Description

SK-MEL-1 is the first of a series of melanoma cell lines established from patient-derived tumor samples. This cell line is grown in suspension culture and expresses mutant B-Raf (V600E) and wildtype N-Ras.

Source

This cell line was established in 1966 from a metastatic site (thoracic lymph duct) in a 29-year-old Caucasian male with malignant melanoma.

Inventors

Herbert F. Oettgen, MD, formerly at Sloan Kettering Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering

Key References

  • Oettgen HF et al. (1968) Suspension culture of a pigment-producing cell line derived from a human malignant melanoma. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 41: 827-843 (Pubmed ID: 4879578)
  • Fogh J et al. (1977) One hundred and twenty-seven cultured human tumor cell lines producing tumors in nude mice. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 59: 221-226 (PubMed ID: 327080)
  • Xing F et al. (2012) Concurrent loss of the PTEN and RB1 tumor suppressors attenuates RAF dependence in melanomas harboring (V600E) BRAF. Oncogene 31(4):446-457 (PubMed ID: 21725359)

Licensing Information

This cell line may be licensed nonexclusively for research or commercial purposes.

For internal research purposes by a commercial entity: Utilize MSK’s Express License, available here. In order to streamline and expedite the licensing of select MSK cell lines, the terms of this non-exclusive license are non-negotiable. Please note: This license is only available for select cell lines, including this one.

To proceed, please download this contract, fill in all relevant fields, and email a scanned version to Alexandra Buga at bugaa@mskcc.org.  Once this license has been executed by MSK, you will receive a signed copy and invoice, and can then place your order with ATCC.

For licensing requests for a commercial purpose:  Contact Alexandra Buga, MS, MBA, Licensing Associate, Office of Technology Development, MSK, 646-888-1078, bugaa@mskcc.org.

For non-licensing requests from academic-research institutions: Contact Frances Weis-Garcia, PhD, Associate Laboratory Member/Head, Antibody & Bioresource Core Facility, MSK, 646-888-2354, weisgarf@mskcc.org

Stage of Development

Ready to use

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