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Cell type: Fibrosarcoma
Transgenes: Human sodium iodide symporter (hNIS) with neomycin resistance (Neo) for selection with G418 and enhanced green fluorescent protein (eGFP) with puromycin resistance (Puro) for selection with puromycin
Media: DMEM, 10% FBS, 1% Pen/Strep, 1.25 mg/mL G418, 1 μg/mL puromycin
Description: HT1080-hNIS-Neo/iRFP-Puro is a polyclonal population derived from the fibrosarcoma cell line HT1080 (ATCC® CCL-121™) transduced with a lentiviral vector LV-hNIS-IRES-Neo (LV013) encoding the human sodium iodide symporter (hNIS) cDNA under the spleen focus-forming virus (SFFV) promoter linked to the neomycin resistance gene (Neo) via an internal ribosomal entry site (IRES) and LV-eGFP-PGK-Puro (LV031) encoding the enhanced green fluorescent protein (eGFP) cDNA under the spleen focus-forming virus (SFFV) promoter and the puromycin resistance gene (Puro) under the phosphoglycerate kinase promoter.
The lentiviral vectors used are self-inactivating (SIN) vectors in which the viral enhancer and promoter has been deleted. Transcription inactivation of the LTR in the SIN provirus increases biosafety by preventing mobilization by replication competent viruses and enables regulated expression of the genes from the internal promoters without cis-acting effects of the LTR (Miyoshi et al., J Virol. 1998).
Mycoplasma Testing: HT1080-hNIS-Neo/eGFP-Puro cell line has been tested for mycoplasma contamination and is certified mycoplasma free.
Cell Line Authentication: The parental HT1080 cell line was authenticated are certified free of interspecies cross-contamination by short tandem repeat (STR) profiling with 9 STR loci including CSF1PO, D13S317, D16S539, D5S818, D7S820, TH01, TPOX, vWA and sex chromosome marker Amelogenin.
In vitro: This is a high NIS and eGFP expressing cell line suitable for use as a positive control cell line in an iodine uptake and fluorescence assays to verify NIS or GFP expression respectively in your lentiviral transduced cells.
In vivo: HT1080 cells form primary tumors post implantation into immunosuppressed mice. The in vivo growth of these tumors can be monitored using noninvasive, high-resolution 3D PET/SPECT imaging.
Note: In vivo imaging for GFP fluorescence is not recommended due to high background autofluorescence. Tissues may be harvested post mortem for analysis by conventional fluorescence microscopy.
References on NIS imaging:
1. Fruthwirth et al. A whole body dual modality radionuclide optical strategy for preclinical imaging of metastasis and heterogeneous treatment responses in different microenvironments. J. Nucl. Med 2014. 55(4): 686-94.
2. Penheiter et al. The sodium iodide symporter (NIS) as an imaging reporter for gene, viral and cell-based therapies. Curr Gene Ther. 2012, 12(1):33-47.
Morphology: Low- and high-density cell morphology (200x)
NIS Function Assay (Iodine Uptake): Cells were incubated with I-125 for 1h in the presence or absence of KClO4, an inhibitor of NIS mediated iodine uptake. Radioiodine concentrated within the cells was measured with a gamma counter.
Flow Cytometry for eGFP: HT1080-hNIS-Neo/eGFP-Puro (green) or control (HT1080-Fluc-Puro, grey) cells were fixed with paraformaldehyde and analyzed by flow cytometry (20,000 events).
Publications that used associated reagents:
LV-eGFP-PGK-Puro (LV031): Shen et al. Immunovirotherapy with vesicular stomatitis virus and PD-L1 blockade enhances therapeutic outcome in murine acute myeloid leukemia. Blood. 2016. March 17: 127(11): 1449-58.