SK-CO-15 = Human Cancer Colon Cell Line


Species: Human

Category: Cancer

Tissue of Origin: Colon

Cancer Type: Colon Carcinoma


SK-CO-15 is a human colon cancer cell line.


This cell line was established from a colon metastasis in a person with colon carcinoma.

Lead Researcher/Research Laboratory

  • Lloyd J. Old, MD, former William E. Snee Chair in Cancer Immunology, MSK; former Director of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
  • Kenneth O. Lloyd, formerly of Cell Culture, Antibody, and Biochemistry Core, Sloan Kettering Institute, MSK

Key References

PubMed=2687880; DOI=10.1073/pnas.86.23.9313 Le Bivic A., Real F.X., Rodriguez-Boulan E. Vectorial targeting of apical and basolateral plasma membrane proteins in a human adenocarcinoma epithelial cell line. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 86:9313-9317(1989)

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, attached 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 [email protected]. 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 MSK’s Tangible Materials team at [email protected].

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[email protected]

Stage of Development

Ready to use