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B16F10 Cells

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Description:

B16F10 (ATCC® CCL-6475™) is a murine melanoma cell line from a C57BL/6J mouse. It is a subclone of the B16 tumor line, generated by injecting mice with B16 tumor cells, collecting and culturing secondary tumor growths, and injecting them into fresh mice, a total of 10 times. The cells are adherent with an epithelial morphology. B16F10 cells are highly metastatic and will form tumors and metastases post implantation into syngenic C57BL/6 mice or immunocompromised mice.

Usage Information:

B16F10 cells are suitable for in vitro and in vivo experimentation. Both syngenic C57BL/6 mice and immunocompromised mice can be used for in life studies, and will form tumors following implantation of the cells.

The following chart provides some examples of B16F10 cells used for tumor formation and studies.

Route of Implantation

Mice

Tumor/Metastases

References

Subcutaneous

C57BL/6

Subcutaneous tumor

Zhang et al. (2015) BMC Cancer 15: 234.

Takeda et al. (2015) Blood 118: 464-472.

Tail vein

C57BL/6

Lung metastases

Zhang et al. (2015) BMC Cancer 15: 234.

Takeda et al. (2015) Blood 118: 464-472.

Fidler (1975) Cancer Res 35: 218-224.

Burghoff et al. (2014) BMC Cancer 14: 898.

Subcutaneous

C57BL/6

Subcutaneous tumor, lung metastases

Fidler (1975) Cancer Res 35: 218-224.

Note: The above information is based on available data from the indicated references. It is not meant to be comprehensive and Imanis has not directly tested each condition.

Stable reporter cell lines: 

Our B16F10 reporter cell lines can be tracked in vivo, making them great tools for studying the mechanisms of tumor growth and metastasis, as well as evaluating the effects of various drugs or therapies in animals. Our B16F10 cells are available with a variety of different reporters, including the murine sodium iodide symporter (mNIS), firefly luciferase (Fluc), enhanced green fluorescent protein (eGFP), or near-infrared fluorescent protein (iRFP). Several dual reporter B16F10 cell lines are available to facilitate multi-modality imaging.

In order to ensure high, constitutive expression of the reporter proteins, our cell lines are generated by lentivirus transduction. The lentivirus vectors used for these transductions are self-inactivating (SIN) vectors in which the viral enhancer and promoter has been deleted. This increases the biosafety of the lentiviruses by preventing mobilization of replication competent viruses (Miyoshi et al., J Virol. 1998).  

For more information about a specific reporter and its uses, click on the photos below.

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What people say about Imanis

Our group has, and continues to, use NIS as a noninvasive reporter for cell transplantation studies in mice and in pigs. Imanis has provided expert technical and analytical support for this research, and has allowed us to publish our research in high impact journals, including Science Translational Medicine..

– Dr. Raymond Hickey, Mayo Clinic

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