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  • Name H. Grossman ; Anita Sabichi
  • Institute University of Michigan

Tool Details

  • Tool name: UM-UC-13 (Human transitional cell carcinoma lymphatic metastasis) cell line
  • Alternate names: UM-UC-13
  • Tool type: Cell Lines
  • Organism: Human
  • Tissue: Lymphatic Tissue
  • Cancer type: Human bladder transitional cell carcinoma
  • Disease: Cancer
  • Growth properties: Adherent
  • Model: Cancer Model
  • Description: UM-UC-13 are a human transitional cell carcinoma originating from lymphatic metastases of transitional cell carcinomas of the bladder of a 26-year old black male. These cells were assessed for their susceptibility to adenoviral mediated gene delivery, tumor growth in nude mice and differences in genetic alterations. Tumorigenicity studies in nude mice revealed the UM-UC-13 produced tumors, 1-1.5 cm in diameter in 1 month. UM-UC-13 demonstrated efficient gene transduction via an adenoviral vector when compared to several of the other cells evaluated. UM-UC-13 also demonstrated no sign of Coxsackie adenovirus receptor (CAR) expression. These assays allowed for characterization of some of the most important features in each of the respective lines in an effort to more accurately establish commonly observed phenomena across cells of the same type of neoplasm.
  • Research area: Cancer

  • For Research Use Only

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  • Format: Frozen
  • Growth medium: Cells were grown in Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium (DMEM) containing 10% heat inactivated Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) and were supplemented with 1% penicillin and streptomycin at 37° C in 5% CO2 environment.
  • Shipping conditions: Dry ice


  • Available on request


  •   Sabichi et al. 2006. J Urol. 175(3 Pt 1):1133-7. PMID: 16469639.
  •   Grossman et al. 1984. J Urol. 132(4):834-7. PMID: 6471236.