B16-Blue™ ISG-KO-STING Cells

STING Knockout IRF-Inducible SEAP Reporter B16 Melanocytes

B16-Blue™ ISG-KO-STING cells can be used for the study of the STING signaling pathway and for the detection of bioactive murine types I and II IFNs by monitoring the activation of the JAK/STAT pathway.

B16-Blue™ ISG-KO-STING cells were generated from the B16-Blue™ ISG cell line, a murine B16- F1 melanoma-derived cell line, through stable knockout of the STING gene. They express the secreted embryonic alkaline phosphatase (SEAP) reporter gene under the control of the I-ISG54 promoter which is comprised of the IFN-inducible ISG54 promoter enhanced by a multimeric ISRE.

B16-Blue™ ISG-KO-STING cells do not respond to cytosolic DNA, DMXAA, canonical and non-canonical CDNs while retaining the ability to respond to type I and type II IFNs.

Stimulation of these cells with IFN triggers the activation of the I-ISG54 promoter and the production of SEAP. Levels of SEAP in the supernatant can be easily determined using QUANTI- Blue™, a reagent that turns purple/blue in the presence of SEAP, by reading the OD at 620-655 nm.
B16-Blue™ ISG-KO-STING cells are resistant to Zeocin™.

Figures for this product

Response of B16-Blue ISG and B16-Blue ISG-KO-STING to CDNs and IFN-β


Murine IFN Detection range
• mIFN-α: 10e2 - 10e4 IU/ml
• mIFN-β: 10e2 - 10e4 IU/ml
• mIFN-γ: 0.1 ng - 1 µg/ml

Antibiotic resistance: Zeocin™

Quality control: STING knockout is verified by functional assays and DNA sequencing to confirm frameshift mutation/deletion. These cells are guaranteed mycoplasma-free.

Growth Medium: RPMI, 10% (v/v) fetal bovine serum (FBS), 50 U/ml penicillin, 50 µg/ml streptomycin, 100 µg/ml Normocin™, 2 mM L-glutamine.

This product is covered by a Limited Use License (See Terms and Conditions).


1 vial containing 3-7 x 106 cells

100 μl Zeocin™ (100 mg/ml)

1 ml Normocin™ (50 mg/ml)

1 pouch of QUANTI-Blue™ (SEAP detection medium)

Shipped on dry ice


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B16-Blue™ ISG-KO-STING Cells

Description Murine B16 melanoma - STING Knockout IRF-reporter cells
Cat. Codebb-kostg
Unit Size3-7 x 10e6 cells
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