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  • Institute National Institutes of Health

Tool Details

  • Tool name: A2780 Cell Line
  • Tool type: Cell Lines
  • Parental cell line:
  • Organism: Human
  • Tissue: Ovary
  • Cancer type: Ovarian cancer
  • Disease: Cancer
  • Conditional: Yes
  • Application: A2780 cell line is used in toxicity testing and cancer genetic studies.
  • Description: A2780 cell line used to investigate cisplatin resistance in ovarian cancer. Background and Research Application The A2780 human ovarian cancer cell line was established from tumour tissue from an untreated patient of ovarian endometroid adenocarcinoma. Cells grow as a monolayer and in suspension in spinner cultures. A2780 is the parent line to the cisplatin resistant cell line A2780 cis (catalogue no. 152708) and the adriamycin resistant cell line A2780 ADR (catalogue no. 152707). This cell line has been used in a variety of research, including understanding the role of Snail and Slug in ovarian tumour neovascularization; how to overcome cisplatin resistance in ovarian cancer cells using liposome application and studying the effect of low molecular weight heparin tinzaparin on cisplatin resistance in ovarian cancer cells.
  • Research area: Cancer ; Drug Discovery & Development

  • For Research Use Only

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Application Details

  • Application: A2780 cell line is used in toxicity testing and cancer genetic studies.


  • Format: Frozen
  • Growth medium: RPMI 1640 + 2mM Glutamine + 10% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS).
  • Shipping conditions: Dry ice


  • Available on request


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