SK-MEL-5 is one of a series of melanoma cell lines established from patient-derived tumor samples. This cell line expresses mutant B-Raf (V600E) and wildtype N-Ras.
This cell line was established in 1974 from a metastatic site (axillary lymph node) in a 24-year-old Caucasian female with malignant melanoma.
- Lloyd J. Old, MD, former William E. Snee Chair in Cancer Immunology, Memorial Sloan Kettering; former Director, New York Branch, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
- Toshitada Takahashi, MD, formerly at Sloan Kettering Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering
- Carey TE et al. (1976) Cell surface antigens of human malignant melanoma: mixed hemadsorption assays for humoral immunity to cultured autologous melanoma cells. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 73: 3278-3282 (PubMed ID: 1067619)
- 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)
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