Basic Information

Common Name
Catalog Number
Cell Type/ Disease
Colon Carcinoma
Species/ Strain
Mus musculus, C57BL/6
Biocytogen provides engineering service to generate the humanized tumor cell lines from customer’s own cell lines. Our humanized tumor cell lines are for pharmacology services ONLY.

Targeting strategy

The exogenous promoter and human HVEM coding sequence was inserted to replace part of murine exon 3 and all of exon 4. The insertion disrupts the endogenous murine Hvem gene, resulting in a non-functional transcript.

Protein expression analysis

HVEM expression analysis in B-hHVEM MC38 cells by flow cytometry. Single cell suspensions from wild-type MC38 and B-hHVEM MC38 cultures were stained with species-specific anti-HVEM antibody. Mouse HVEM was detectable in wild-type MC38 cells. Human HVEM was detected on the surface of B-hHVEM MC38 cells but not wild-type MC38 cells. The 2-A5 clone of B-hHVEM MC38 cells was used for in vivo experiments.

Tumor growth curve

Subcutaneous homograft tumor growth of B-hHVEM MC38 cells. B-hHVEM MC38 cells (5×105 and 1×106) and wild-type MC38 cells (5×105) were subcutaneously implanted into C57BL/6N mice (female, 5-8-week-old, n=5). Tumor volume and body weight were measured twice a week. (A) Average tumor volume ± SEM. (B)  Body weight (Mean± SEM). Volume was expressed in mm3 using the formula: V=0.5 X long diameter X short diameter2. As shown in panel A, B-hHVEM MC38 cells were able to establish tumors in vivo and can be used for efficacy studies.