Description of an endometrioid ovarian cancer cell line

Francesca R. Giancotti, Brent H. Dorsett, Scott C. Weaver, Rajendra Bharathur, Harry L. Ioachim, Hugh R.K. Barber

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A human cell line, designated L-1, has been established from the ascites of an untreated patient with stage IV (FIGO) endometrioid ovarian cancer. This cell line initially grew uninterrupted for 6 months without fibroblast contamination and contact inhibition, and has been subcultured weekly for the past 7 years. L-1 does not contain steroid hormone receptors nor does it demonstrate the presence of oncofetal antigens by immunohistochemical techniques. The doubling time of L-1 is 11.8 hr. Flow cytometric analysis reveals an aneuploid DNA peak, and an abnormal karyotype demonstrates hyperdiploidy, translocations, and deletions. Morphology, growth patterns, cytogenetic analysis, and other features of L-1 are characterized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)330-337
Number of pages8
JournalGynecologic Oncology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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