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Contributor Information

  • Name John Isaacs
  • Institute Johns Hopkins University

Tool Details

  • Tool name: R-3327 AT.2 cell line
  • Tool type: Cell Lines
  • Cancer type: Prostate
  • Disease: Cancer
  • Model: Cancer Model
  • Description: AT-2 originates from the spontaneous tumor (R3327) of the prostate identified by W.F. Dunning in a 22 month-old inbred Copenhagen male rat in 1961. R3327 has been maintained by continuous serial passage in rats for many years. AT-2 was identified in 1981 and was the second of such anaplastic tumors to arise. Following subcutaneous transplantation in syngeneic male rats, AT-2 forms solid sheets of malignant cells with no indication of glandular function. These tumors are androgen-independent and grow continuously with a doubling time of approximately 2.5 days. AT-2 exhibits a low to moderate metastatic ability (<20% of rats inoculated sub-cutaneously develop distant metastases). The AT-2 subline can be used to study the effects of various types of cancer therapies on prostate cells.
  • Research area: Cancer; Drug Discovery & Development
  • Cellosaurus ID: CVCL_L303

  • For Research Use Only

Target Details

  • Target: Androgen-independent anaplastic tumors

Application Details


  • Format: Frozen
  • Shipping conditions: Dry ice


  • Available on request


  •   Musialik et al. 2013. Oncol Rep. 29(5):1789-96. PMID: 23467722.
  •   Isaacs et al. 1986. Prostate. 9(3):261-81. PMID: 3774632.