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Cell type: Colorectal carcinoma
Transgenes: Human sodium iodide symporter (hNIS) with neomycin resistance (Neo) for selection with G418 and near-infrared fluorescent protein (iRFP; excitation/emission: 690/713nm) with puromycin resistance (Puro) for selection with puromycin
Media: DMEM, 10% FBS, 1% Pen/Strep, 0.5 mg/mL G418, 1 μg/mL puromycin
Description: HCT116-hNIS-Neo/iRFP-Puro is a polyclonal population of the colorectal carcinoma cell line HCT116 (ATCC® CCL-247™) transduced with 1) 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 2) LV-iRFP-P2A-Puro (LV032) encoding the near-infrared fluorescent protein (iRFP) cDNA under the spleen focus-forming virus (SFFV) promoter linked to the puromycin resistance gene (Puro) via a P2A cleavage peptide.
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: The HCT116-hNIS-Neo/iRFP-Puro cell line has been tested for mycoplasma contamination and is certified mycoplasma free.
Cell Line Authentication: The parental HCT116 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/iRFP expressing cell line suitable for use as a positive control cell line in an iodine uptake and fluorescence assays to verify NIS or iRFP expression respectively in your lentiviral transduced cells.
In vivo: HCT116 cells form tumors post implantation into immunosuppressed mice. The in vivo growth of these tumors can be monitored using noninvasive, high-resolution 3D PET or SPECT imaging for hNIS expression or noninvasive optical imaging for iRFP.
Please ensure that your optical imaging system has the correct excitation and emission filters for detection of iRFP (excitation/emission: 690/713nm).
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 125I for 1h in the presence or absence of KClO4, an inhibitor of iodine uptake. Radioiodine concentrated within the cells was measured with a gamma counter.
Flow Cytometry for iRFP: HCT116-hNIS-Neo/iRFP-Puro (red) or control (HCT116; grey) cells were fixed with paraformaldehyde and analyzed by flow cytometry (20,000 events).