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Cell No. : Cell Name
RCB4556 : HUDEP-1  update : 2022/12/16
CommentHuman erythroid progenitor cell line derived from umbilical cord blood cells. Expressing fetal type hemoglobin.
Comment from the depositor
Terms and conditions1) BIOLOGICAL RESOURCE is available only for academic research by not-for-profit organization. Regarding for-profit use and/or use by for-profit organization please contact us ( 2) In publishing research results obtained by the use of the BIOLOGICAL RESOURCE, a citation of the original publication (PLoS One. 2013;8(3):e59890) designated by the DEPOSITOR is required.
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Basic information Depositor KURITA, Ryo
Originator KURITA, Ryo
Year of deposit 2013
Cloning (depositor) No
Animal human < Mammals
Genus Homo
Species sapiens
Race Japanese
Tissue umbilical cord blood
Classification transformed
Recombinant recombinant
Vector CSIV-TRE-HPV-E6/E7-UbC-KT lentiviral vector
Lifespan infinite
Morphology lymphocyte-like
Cellosaurus(Expasy) CVCL_VI05
deposit info
lot info
Medium Medium List
Culture type Suspension cells Suspension cells
Medium and additives StemSpan SFEM (Stemcell technologies), EPO(3U/ml), SCF(50ng/ml), DEX(10-6M), DOX(1ug/ml) StemSpan SFEM + 3U/ml EPO + 50ng/ml SCF + 10^(-6)M Dexamethasone + 1ug/ml Doxycycline
Antibiotics Free
Passage method dilution
Culture information Passage ratio 1 : 4-6 split
SC frequency Subculture : 2 times/week Subculture : 2 times/week
Temperature 37 ℃ 37 ℃
CO2 concentration 5 % 5 %
Freeze medium Medium + 10% DMSO CELLBANKER 1
Freezing method Slow freezing
Mycoplasma (-)
Animal PCR OK
Virus (HIV) Undetected
Virus (HTLV-1) (-)
STR(human) OK
Reference information Reference 10
User's Publication 3

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15517  Papasavva PL, Papaioannou NY, Patsali P, Kurita R, Nakamura Y, Sitarou M, Christou S, Kleanthous M, Lederer CW.  Distinct miRNA Signatures and Networks Discern Fetal from Adult Erythroid Differentiation and Primary from Immortalized Erythroid Cells  Int J Mol Sci  2021  22(7):3626.  PubMed ID: 33807258   DOI: 10.3390/ijms22073626
16066  Wessels MW, Cnossen MH, van Dijk TB, Gillemans N, Schmidt KLJ, van Lom K, Vinjamur DS, Coyne S, Kurita R, Nakamura Y, de Man SA, Pfundt R, Azmani Z, Brouwer RWW, Bauer DE, van den Hout MCGN, van IJcken WFJ, Philipsen S.  Molecular analysis of the erythroid phenotype of a patient with BCL11A haploinsufficiency  Blood Adv  2021  5(9):2339-2349  PubMed ID: 33938942   DOI: 10.1182/bloodadvances.2020003753
8969  Cristina Fugazza, Gloria Barbarani, Sudharshan Elangovan, Maria Giuseppina Marini, Serena Giolitto, Isaura Font-Monclus, Maria Franca Marongiu, Laura Manunza, John Strouboulis, Claudio Cantù, Fabio Gasparri, Silvia M L Barabino, Yukio Nakamura, Sergio Ottolenghi, Paolo Moi, Antonella Ellena Ronchi  The Coup-TFII Orphan Nuclear Receptor Is an Activator of the γ-Globin Gene  Haematologica  2020  106(2):474-482  PubMed ID: 32107331   DOI: 10.3324/haematol.2019.241224
6752  Svetlana Soboleva , Ryo Kurita, PhD , Fredrik Ek, PhD , Rita Alves , Roger Olsson, PhD , Yukio Nakamura, MD PhD , Kenichi Miharada, PhD  Identification of Potential Chemical Compounds Able to Trigger Enucleation of Immortalized Human Erythroid Cell Lines  Blood  2019  134 (Supplement_1): 951    DOI: 10.1182/blood-2019-128427
6770  Melanie Demers, PhD , Sarah Sturtevant, BSc , Kevin Guertin, PhD , Dipti Gupta , Kunal Desai, MS , Benjamin Vieira, BS , Alexandra Hicks, PhD , Ayman Ismail, PhD , Yukio Nakamura, MD PhD , Bronner Goncalves, MD PhD , Giuseppe Di Caprio, PhD , Ethan Schonbrun, PhD , Scott Hansen, BS , Martin K. Safo, PhD , David K. Wood, PhD , John M. Higgins, MD PhD , David R. Light, PhD  MetAP2 Inhibition Modifies Hemoglobin S (HbS) to Delay Polymerization and Improve Blood Flow in Sickle Cell Disease  Blood  2019  134 (Supplement_1): 2260   
4974  Morrison TA, Wilcox I, Luo HY, Farrell JJ, Kurita R, Nakamura Y, Murphy GJ, Cui S, Steinberg MH, Chui DHK.  A long noncoding RNA from the HBS1L-MYB intergenic region on chr6q23 regulates human fetal hemoglobin expression.  Blood Cells Mol Dis  2018  69:1-9  PubMed ID: 29227829   DOI: 10.1016/j.bcmd.2017.11.003
6761  Lee E, Sivalingam J, Lim ZR, Chia G, Shi LG, Roberts M, Loh YH, Reuveny S, Oh SK.  Review: In vitro generation of red blood cells for transfusion medicine: Progress, prospects and challenges.  Biotechnol Adv  2018  36(8):2118-2128  PubMed ID: 30273713   DOI: 10.1016/j.biotechadv.2018.09.006
6750  Trakarnsanga K, Griffiths RE, Wilson MC, Blair A, Satchwell TJ, Meinders M, Cogan N, Kupzig S, Kurita R, Nakamura Y, Toye AM, Anstee DJ, Frayne J.  An immortalized adult human erythroid line facilitates sustainable and scalable generation of functional red cells.  Nat Commun  2017  8:14750  PubMed ID: 28290447   DOI: 10.1038/ncomms14750
8824  Yan Dai, PhD , Tyngwei Chen , Heba Ijaz , Elizabeth Cho , Ryo Kurita, PhD , Yukio Nakamura, MD PhD , Martin H. Steinberg, MD  SIRT1 Increases the Expression of Fetal Hemoglobin Genes in Human Adult and Cord Blood Erythroblasts  Blood  2017  130 (Supplement 1): 287    DOI: 10.1182/blood.V130.Suppl_1.287.287
6742  Kurita R, Suda N, Sudo K, Miharada K, Hiroyama T, Miyoshi H, Tani K, Nakamura Y.  Establishment of immortalized human erythroid progenitor cell lines able to produce enucleated red blood cells.  PLoS One  2013  8(3):e59890  PubMed ID: 23533656   DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0059890

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User's Publication
16055  Liu N, Xu S, Yao Q, Zhu Q, Kai Y, Hsu JY, Sakon P, Pinello L, Yuan GC, Bauer DE, Orkin SH.  Transcription factor competition at the γ-globin promoters controls hemoglobin switching  Nat Genet  2021  53(4):511-520  PubMed ID: 33649594   DOI: 10.1038/s41588-021-00798-y
6746  Dai Y, Shaikho EM, Perez J, Wilson CA, Liu LY, White MR, Farrell JJ, Chui DHK, Sebastiani P, Steinberg MH.  BCL2L1 is associated with γ-globin gene expression.  Blood Adv  2019  3(20):2995-3001  PubMed ID: 31648320   DOI: 10.1182/bloodadvances.2019032243
6766  Mudit Chaand, PhD , Chris Fiore, PhD , Brian T Johnston, MS , Diane H Moon, PhD , John P Carulli, PhD , Jeffrey R Shearstone, PhD  Chromatin Accessibility Mapping of Primary Erythroid Cell Populations Leads to Identification and Validation of Nuclear Factor I X (NFIX) As a Novel Fetal Hemoglobin (HbF) Repressor  Blood  2019  134 (Supplement_1): 812    DOI: 10.1182/blood-2019-124337

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