Five new cell lines available

October 3, 2017

Five more fluorescently tagged hiPSC lines have been added to the Allen Cell Collection of GFP-tagged molecules. The new lines represent three new cellular structures, an existing structure with an alternate fluorescent tag, and one structure with both a mono- and bi-allelic version.


These new additions are summarized below:

  • Tubulin: TUBA1B-mTagRFPt
    • Microtubules – The “highways” through which cell division takes place. Microtubules are dynamic structures that undergo continual assembly and disassembly within the cell. 
  • Centrosome: CETN2-mTagRFPt
    • Centrosomes – A key organizer of microtubules during cell division, as well as serving as a signaling sensor on the outside of the cell and is involved in symmetry of organisms.
  • Golgi: ST6GAL1-mEGFP-mono-allelic & ST6GAL1-mEGFP-bi-allelic
    • Golgi – A central organizer and major traffic hub for the cell. Since the Golgi is the site of protein processing, it is constantly responding to flux in cell, making it a key window into structural shifts and potential problems in the cell.
  • Lysosome: LAMP1-mEGFP
    • Lysosomes – The digestive system of the cell, serving both to degrade material taken up from outside the cell and to digest obsolete components of the cell itself.

As always, our cell lines come with extensive quality control data and additional data to guide your use of the lines.