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Cellosaurus Mel Wei (CVCL_3981)

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Cell line name Mel Wei
Synonyms MEL-WEI; Wei
Accession CVCL_3981
Resource Identification Initiative To cite this cell line use: Mel Wei (RRID:CVCL_3981)
Comments Problematic cell line: Misidentified/contaminated. Shown to be identical to MEL-Ho. This cell line was reported to be isogenic with LCL-Wei (Cellosaurus=CVCL_1869) but it does not have the same STR profile (PubMed=10508494; PubMed=20143388).
Registration: International Cell Line Authentication Committee, Register of Misidentified Cell Lines; ICLAC-00145.
Population: Caucasian.
Misspelling: ME-WEI; Note=Occasionally.
Derived from site: In situ; Skin; UBERON=UBERON_0002097.
Disease Melanoma (NCIt: C3224)
Species of origin Homo sapiens (Human) (NCBI Taxonomy: 9606)
Originate from same individual CVCL_1402 ! Mel Ho
Sex of cell Female
Category Cancer cell line
Web pages https://iclac.org/wp-content/uploads/Cross-Contaminations_v13_distribution.xlsx

PubMed=6895502; DOI=10.1002/eji.1830111015
Johnson J.P., Demmer-Dieckmann M., Meo T., Hadam M.R., Riethmuller G.
Surface antigens of human melanoma cells defined by monoclonal antibodies. I. Biochemical characterization of two antigens found on cell lines and fresh tumors of diverse tissue origin.
Eur. J. Immunol. 11:825-831(1981)

PubMed=10508494; DOI=10.1002/(SICI)1097-0215(19991112)83:4<555::AID-IJC19>3.0.CO;2-2
MacLeod R.A.F., Dirks W.G., Matsuo Y., Kaufmann M., Milch H., Drexler H.G.
Widespread intraspecies cross-contamination of human tumor cell lines arising at source.
Int. J. Cancer 83:555-563(1999)

PubMed=20143388; DOI=10.1002/ijc.25242
Capes-Davis A., Theodosopoulos G., Atkin I., Drexler H.G., Kohara A., MacLeod R.A.F., Masters J.R.W., Nakamura Y., Reid Y.A., Reddel R.R., Freshney R.I.
Check your cultures! A list of cross-contaminated or misidentified cell lines.
Int. J. Cancer 127:1-8(2010)

Anatomy/cell type resources BTO; BTO:0001675
Biological sample resources BioSample; SAMN03152033
Encyclopedic resources Wikidata; Q54905066
Entry history
Entry creation04-Apr-2012
Last entry update02-May-2024
Version number19