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Cell Line Authentication (STR Analysis)

To provide for compliance with the NIH policies on enhancing reproducibility through rigor and transparency (NOT-OD-15-103), the Molecular Genomics (MG) Core(MRB 6.160) will begin offering STR analysis of genomic DNA isolated STR Image from human cells maintained in culture. Short Tandem Repeat (STR) analysis is a well-established technique for assessing cell line identity and has been the subject of a comprehensive evaluation (ASN-0002) by the ATCC Standard Development Organization (SDO). STR analysis will use a PCR-based strategy to target nine human STR loci and the amelogenin gene (gender determination). Amplicons are analyzed using capillary electrophoresis on an ABI genomic analyzer and the resulting profile is compared to the STR database maintained by ATCC. The results from this analysis can be used in providing evidence of compliance for the cell line authentication that is being requested by the NIH and many scientific journals.

STR AnalysisForm (DOC)

Cost: $50.00/cell sample for 10 loci assay
           $75/cell sample for 24 loci assay

Please provide 2-3 ug of genomic DNA in 10-20 ul sterile water.

Questions? Please contact Dr. Haiping Hao

  Shipping Address

  Molecular Genetics Facility
  2.208 Basic Science Building
  1005 Strand St
  Galveston, TX 77555-0679

Sample Drop-Off

  M-F, 8am - 5pm
  2.208 Basic Science Bldg


  (409) 772-6349