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Bad news... ATCC's U87MG is NOT U87MG

Posted by smithbf on 28 Dec 2016 at 17:13 GMT

Unfortunately, it has become excruciatingly clear that the cell line being distributed as U87MG by the ATCC has no relationship either with the original tumor or the U87MG cell line available from the originator. Thus, the data in this paper must be regarded as coming from a different and unknown cell line.

Allen M et al. Origin of the U87MG glioma cell line: Good news and bad news. Sci Transl Med. 2016 Aug 31;8(354):354re3. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aaf6853.

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