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For one of the several German U-boats sometimes referred to as U87, see German submarine U-87.

In cell biology, U87 is a human primary glioblastoma cell line formally known as U-87 MG. It has epithelial morphology, and was obtained from a stage four 44-year-old cancer patient.[1]

U-87 MG can be obtained from the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) where it is known by the accession number HTB-14.

The entire sequence of the genome of U-87 MG has recently been published in PLoS Genetics, 2010 January; 6(1): e1000832.

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U87 growth media is generally made with Eagle's minimum essential medium + 10% FBS + 100 U/ml penicillin + 100 ug/ml streptomycin.[2] It is propagated at 37 degrees Celsius in a 5% carbon dioxide atmosphere.


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