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Cellosaurus KM3 [Contaminated human melanoma] (CVCL_1R51)

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Cell line name KM3 [Contaminated human melanoma]
Synonyms Mel-Km3; Km3
Accession CVCL_1R51
Resource Identification Initiative To cite this cell line use: KM3 [Contaminated human melanoma] (RRID:CVCL_1R51)
Comments Problematic cell line: Misidentified. Originally thought to be of human origin (astrocytoma) but found to be from rat (PubMed=12740908; PubMed=20143388). Originally thought to originate from a woman patient lymph nodes metastases of a melanoma.
Registration: International Cell Line Authentication Committee, Register of Misidentified Cell Lines; ICLAC-00227.
Species of origin Rattus norvegicus (Rat) (NCBI Taxonomy: 10116)
Sex of cell Sex unspecified
Age at sampling Age unspecified
Category Undefined cell line type
Web pages https://iclac.org/wp-content/uploads/Cross-Contaminations_v12_distribution.xlsx

PubMed=7520026; DOI=10.1002/ijc.2910580413
Hersey P., Si Z.-Y., Smith M.J., Thomas W.D.
Expression of the co-stimulatory molecule B7 on melanoma cells.
Int. J. Cancer 58:527-532(1994)

PubMed=8980186; DOI=10.1002/(SICI)1097-0215(19961211)68:6<795::AID-IJC18>3.0.CO;2-#
Thomas W.D., Smith M.J., Si Z.-Y., Hersey P.
Expression of the co-stimulatory molecule CD40 on melanoma cells.
Int. J. Cancer 68:795-801(1996)

PubMed=9120293; DOI=10.4049/jimmunol.158.7.3353
Radford K.J., Thorne R.F., Hersey P.
Regulation of tumor cell motility and migration by CD63 in a human melanoma cell line.
J. Immunol. 158:3353-3358(1997)

PubMed=12740908; DOI=10.1002/ijc.11144
Moseley G.W., Elliott J., Wright M.D., Partridge L.J., Monk P.N.
Interspecies contamination of the KM3 cell line: implications for CD63 function in melanoma metastasis.
Int. J. Cancer 105:613-616(2003)

PubMed=20143388; DOI=10.1002/ijc.25242
Capes-Davis A., Theodosopoulos G., Atkin I., Drexler H.G., Kohara A., MacLeod R.A.F., Masters J.R.W., Nakamura Y., Reid Y.A., Reddel R.R., Freshney R.I.
Check your cultures! A list of cross-contaminated or misidentified cell lines.
Int. J. Cancer 127:1-8(2010)

Biological sample resources BioSample; SAMN03151998
Encyclopedic resources Wikidata; Q54900068
Entry history
Entry creation08-Jul-2015
Last entry update21-Mar-2023
Version number12