Cases of Mistaken Identity

  title={Cases of Mistaken Identity},
  author={Rhitu Chatterjee},
  pages={928 - 931}
For decades, biologists working with contaminated or misidentified cell lines have wasted time and money and produced spurious results; journals and funding agencies say it9s not their job to solve this problem. (Read more.) 
Curbing rampant cross-contamination and misidentification of cell lines.
A son's challenge started an emeritus professor of biology on a three-year odyssey to get biological researchers to correct a decades-long problem with cross-contaminated and misidentified cell
Cell line misidentification: the beginning of the end
These efforts to develop a standard for the authentication of human cell lines using short tandem repeat profiling is an important step to eradicate the problem of mislabelled cell lines.
University of Minnesota M.S.M.D, Ph.D., thesis: Microbiology, immunology and cancer biology.
The costs of using unauthenticated, over-passaged cell lines: how much more data do we need?
A review of papers showing significant experimental variances between low- and high-passage cell culture numbers, as well as contaminated lines, makes a strong case for using verified, tested cell lines at low- or defined passage numbers.
Eradication of cross-contaminated cell lines: A call for action
  • R. Nardone
  • Computer Science
    Cell Biology and Toxicology
  • 2007
The gravity of the situation calls for a strategy that would deliver a remedial message of authentication to virtually all cell culture researchers and also ensure compliance with the message.
[Requiem for Henrietta].
The story of HeLa cells is a moving reflection of racial and ethical issues in medicine in the late half-twentieth century in the USA.
Thyroid cancer cell line misidentification: an update.
  • R. Schweppe
  • Biology
    The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism
  • 2013
The misidentification of two presumed MTC cell lines, RO-H85-1 and RO-D81-1, is reported, which leaves the MTC field with a limited number of valid cell culture models and the analysis of phenotypic markers can be useful to further characterize the tissue of origin.
Development of a Simple Method to Determine the Mouse Strain from Which Cultured Cell Lines Originated
It is found that approximately 4.2% of mouse cell lines have been misidentified; this is a similar rate of misidentification as detected in human cell lines, and the profiling of microsatellite variants should be routinely carried out for allmouse cell lines to eliminate inter-strain misidentify.
Genetic profiling reveals an alarming rate of cross‐contamination among human cell lines used in China
A comprehensive survey of cross‐contamination in 380 samples from 113 independent sources in China using short tandem repeat profiling methods reveals an alarming rate of cross-contamination among human cell lines used in China.
Cell lines authentication and mycoplasma detection as minimun quality control of cell lines in biobanking
Methods implementation for guaranteeing both, the absence of mycoplasma and authentication in the supplied cell lines, has been performed in the Andalusian Health System Biobank and precise results were obtained using real time PCR detection for mycplasma and 10 STRs identification by capillary electrophoresis for cell line authentication.