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Contributor Information

  • Name Varda Rotter
  • Institute Weizmann Institute of Science

Tool Details

  • Tool name: hTERT SMC PM151T
  • Tool type: Cell Lines
  • Tool sub-type: Continuous
  • Parental cell line: PM151T
  • Organism: Human
  • Tissue: Fibroblast
  • Cancer type: Prostate Cancer
  • Disease: Cancer
  • Description: This cell line presents an in vitro model system which enables the study of human prostate cell differentiation and malignant transformation. Human prostate cells are typically difficult to convert into continuously growing cultures. This cell line is immortalized without viral oncogenes from prostate stromal cells and may serve as a unique experimental platform to permit several research directions, including the study of cell-cell interactions in an authentic prostate microenvironment, prostate cell differentiation, and most significantly, the complex multistep process leading to prostate cell transformation. PMID:16585177.
  • Research area: Cancer

  • For Research Use Only

Target Details

Application Details


  • Format: Frozen
  • Growth medium: Reccomend culture in MCDB-131 medium, supplemented with 15% decalcified horse serum, 10 mM HEPES, pH 7.2, 1% of non-essential amino acids solution, 5 ?g/ml of insulin, 10 ?g/ml of transferrin, 100nM of estradiol, 100 nM of dexamethasone, 5 ng/ml of sodium selenite, 1 ng/ml of basic FGF and 0.1 ng/ml of EGF. Reccomend growth of cultures in a humidified atmosphere of 5% CO2 in air at 37°C. The medium is reccomended to be changed after 1 week and then every 2 to 3 days. PMID:16585177.
  • Storage conditions: Liquid Nitrogen
  • Shipping conditions: Dry ice
  • Mycoplasma free: Yes
  • Biosafety level: 1


  • Available on request


  •   Kogan et al. 2006. Cancer Res. 66(7):3531-40. PMID: 16585177.