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Contributor Information

  • Name Sharon Tooze
  • Institute Cancer Research UK, London Research Institute: Lincoln's Inn Fields

Tool Details

  • Tool name: MEF ULK1 KO (SV40) Cell Line
  • Tool type: Cell Lines
  • Organism: Mouse
  • Tissue: Embryo
  • Disease: Cancer; Neurodegeneration; Infectious disease
  • Growth properties: Fibroblast
  • Model: Knock-Out
  • Conditional: Yes
  • Description: The MEF ULK1 KO (SV40) cell line provides a tool for the study of Ulk1 and of Autophagy and has a comparable genetic background to MEF Ulk1 Ulk2 DKO and MEF Ulk2 KO cell lines. This cell line is derived from an embryo with a mixed genetic background (Blk6/129 Agouti) and has been immortalised with SV40 large T-antigen.
  • Research area: Cancer; Apoptosis and autophagy; Cell signaling and signal transduction; Metabolism; Neurobiology
  • Production details: Primary embryonic fibroblasts were isolated from the embryos of a pregnant female Ulk1-/- Ulk2-/+ mouse at day 13p.c. The embryos were genotyped to identify those that were Ulk1 -/- Ulk2 +/+ and the MEFs that were isolated and cultured were immortalised by SV40 using a standard serial passaging protocol.
  • Cellosaurus ID: CVCL_5A57

  • For Research Use Only

Target Details

  • Target: ULK1, ULK2

Application Details


  • Format: Frozen
  • Growth medium: DMEM + 20% FCS + 2mM Glutamine + pen/strep
  • Shipping conditions: Dry ice



  •   McAlpine et al. 2013. Autophagy. 9(3):361-73. PMID: 23291478.
  •   Regulation of nutrient-sensitive autophagy by uncoordinated 51-like kinases 1 and 2.