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References and Other Resources


  1. Hughes, P., Marshall, D., Reid, Y., et al.  The costs of using unauthenticated, over-passaged cell lines:  how much more data do we need?Biotechniques 2007, 43, 575-586.
  2. National Institutes of Health (NIH). NOT-OD-08-017:  Notice regarding authentication of cultured cell lines.  Retrieved from:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-08-017.html
  3. American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Guidelines.  Retrieved from:  http://www.aacrjournals.org/site/AuthServCtr/cell_line_auth.xhtml
  4. ANSI/ATCC ASN-0002-2011 --  Authentication of Human Cell Lines: Standardization of STR Profiling.  Retrieved from:  http://webstore.ansi.org/RecordDetail.aspx?sku=ANSI/ATCC+ASN-0002-2011
  5. de la Fuente R., Bernad, A., Garcia-Castro, J., Martin, M.C., and Cigudosa, J.C.  Retraction:  Spontaneous Human Adult Stem Cell Transformation, Cancer Research 2010, 70, 6682.
  6. Rubio, D., Garcia-Castro, J., Martin, M.C., de la Fuente, R., Cigudosa, J.C., Lloyd, A.C, and Bernard, A.  Spontaneous Human Adult Stem Cell Transformation, Cancer Research 2005, 65, 3035-3039.
  7. Murphy, K.M., Zhang S., Geiger, T., et al.  Comparison of the microsatellite instability analysis system and the Bethesda panel for the determination of microsatellite instability in colorectal cancersJ Mol Diagn 2006, 8, 305-311.



Almeida, JL., Cole, KD, and Anne L. Plant.  Standards for Cell Line Authentication and Beyond.  PLOS Biology, June 14, 2016.

Amanda Capes-Davis and Richard M. Neve.  Authentication:  A Standard Problem or a Problem of Standards?  PLOS Biology, June 14, 2016.

Cell line misidentification:  the beginning of the end. Nature Reviews Cancer, 2010; 10, 441-448.


Chatterjee, R.  Cases of Mistaken IdentityScience, 16 February 2007; 315, 928-931.


Lorenzi, PL, Reinhold, WC, Varma, S, Hutchinson, AA, Pommier Y, et al.  DNA fingerprinting of the NCI-60 cell line panelMol Cancer Ther, 2009; 8(4), 713-724.


Lichter, P, Allgayer, H, Bartsch, H, Fusenig, N, Hemminki, K, et al.  Obligation for cell line authentication: appeal for concerted action Int J Cancer, 2009; 126(1).


Choing, E, Dadbin, A, Harris, LD, Sabichi, AL, & HB Grossman.  The use of short tandem repeat profiling to characterize human bladder cancer cell linesJournal of Urology, 2009; 181(6), 2737-2348.


Barallon, R, Bauer, SR, Butler, J, Capes-Davis, A, Dirks, W, et al.  Recommendation of short tandem repeat profiling for authenticating human cell lines, stem cells, and tissues In Vitro Cell Dev Biology-Animal, 2010; 46, 727-732.


Boonstra, JJ, van der Velden, AW, Beerens, EC, van Marion, R, Morita-Fujimura, Y, et al.  Mistaken identity of widely used esophageal adenocarcinoma cell line TE-7Cancer Research, 2007; 67(17), 7996-8001.


Schweppe, RE, Klopper, JP, Korch, C, Pugazhenthi, U, Benezra, M, et al.  Deoxyribonucleic acid profiling analysis of 40 human thyroid cancer cell lines reveals cross-contamination resulting in cell line redundancy and misidentificationJournal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 2008; 93(11), 4331-4341.

Phuchareon, J, Ohta, Y, Woo, JM, Eisele, DW & O Tetsu.  Genetic profiling reveals cross-contamination and misidentification of 6 adenoid cystic carcinoma cell lines:  ACC2, ACC3, ACCM, ACCNS, ACCS and CAC2PLOS ONE, 2009; 4(6).


Torsvik, A, Rosland, GV, Svendsen, A, Molven, A, Immervoll, H, et al.  Spontaneous malignant transformation of human mesenchymal stem cells reflects cross-contamination: putting the research field on track - letterCancer Research, 2010; 70(15), 6393-6396.



Gao, L, Wu, G, Liu, B, Shen, M, Pan T, et al.  Up-Regulation of pVHL along with Down-Regulation of HIF-1a by NDRG2 Expression Attenuates Proliferation and Invasion in Renal Cancer CellsPLOS ONE, 2013; 8(12), e84127.


Zhang, P, Yang Y, Zweidler-McKay, P., et al.  Critical Role of Notch Signaling in Osteosarcoma Invasion and MetastasisClin Cancer Res, 2008; 14, 2962-2969.


Clement, V, Marino, D, Cudalbu, C, et al.  Retracted:  Marker-independent identification of glioma-initiating cellsNature Methods, 2010; 7, 224-228.


Negorev, DG, Vladimirova, OV, Kossenkov, AV, et al.  Sp100 as a Potent Tumor Suppressor:  Accelerated Senescence and Rapid Malignant Transformation of Human Fibroblasts through Modulation of an Embryonic Stem Cell ProgramCancer Research, 2010; 70, 9991-10001.

de la Fuente R., Bernad, A., Garcia-Castro, J., Martin, M.C., and Cigudosa, J.C.  Retraction:  Spontaneous Human Adult Stem Cell Transformation, Cancer Research 2010, 70, 6682.



Out Damned Mycoplasma!  The Scientist Magazine, December 1, 2013.


Drexler, HG and Cord C. Uphoff.  Mycoplasma contamination of cell cultures:  Incidences, sources, effects, detection, elimination, preventionCytotechnology, 2002; 39, 75-90.

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