Human LAG3-expressing Raji Cells
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Human lymphoblast cells - ADCC LAG3 Target Cells
3-7 x 10e6 cells
Human LAG3-expressing B cells
Raji-hLAG3 cells were developed from the human Raji cell line, a human B lymphocyte-derived cell line, and engineered to stably overexpress the human LAG-3 gene. Raji cells have been successfully used as target cells in human effector studies such as antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC), either with peripheral blood mononuclear cells, natural killer (NK) cells, or T cell-derived Jurkat reporter cells.
Lymphocyte activation gene-3 (LAG-3) is an inhibitory immune checkpoint (IC) with significant homology to the CD4 receptor. Expression of LAG-3 has been described on activated T cells, B cells, plasmacytoid DCs, and NK cells . Similar to CD4, LAG-3 interacts with MHC class II molecules, however, they do not compete. Instead, LAG3 inhibits T cell activation by transducing inhibitory signals via its intracellular domain. Inhibitory mechanisms of LAG-3 are likely to be distinct from those exerted by other ICs due to its unusual and unique cytoplasmic tail [1,2]. Notably, LAG-3 expression has been reported to be associated with tumor progression and poor prognosis, which suggests that LAG-3 contributes to immune escape mechanisms in cancer [1,2]. Therefore, LAG-3 has been proposed as a promising therapeutic target for cancer immunotherapy . Additionally, LAG-3 has been demonstrated to act synergistically with PD-1 to suppress anti-tumor immunity and thus, is being tested in combination in the clinic [2,3].
Features of Raji-hLAG3 cells:
- Stable overexpression of the human LAG-3 gene
- Characterized by a number of cell-surface expressed markers including the B cell receptor (BCR), CD19, and CD20
- Constitutive expression of various immune checkpoints (ICs) such as CD27, CD70, CD80, PD-L1, and 4-1BBL
Applications for Raji-hLAG3 cells:
- Target cell line for ADCC assays using InvivoGen's Jurkat-Lucia™ NFAT-CD16 cells
- Target cell line for cell toxicity assays using NK or CAR-T cells
- For use in the development of novel human LAG-3 antagonistic mAbs
Validation of Raji-hLAG3 cells:
- Overexpression of LAG3 verified by flow cytometry
- Guaranteed mycoplasma-free
1. Maruhashi, T. et al. 2020. LAG-3: from molecular functions to clinical applications. J Immunother Cancer 8.
2. Shan, C. et al. 2020. Progress of immune checkpoint LAG-3 in immunotherapy. Oncol Lett 20, 207.
3. Yang, Z.Z. et al. 2017. Expression of LAG-3 defines exhaustion of intratumoral PD-1(+) T cells and correlates with poor outcome in follicular lymphoma. Oncotarget 8, 61425-61439.
Antibiotic resistance: Blasticidin
Growth medium: IMDM, 2 mM L-glutamine, 25 mM HEPES, 10% heat-inactivated fetal bovine serum (FBS; 30 min at 56 °C), Pen-Strep (100 U/ml-100 µg/ml), 100 µg/ml Normocin™
Test medium: IMDM, 2 mM L-glutamine, 25 mM HEPES, 10% heat-inactivated FBS, Pen-Strep (100 U/ml-100 µg/ml)
- Expression of human LAG3 has been verified by flow-cytometry.
- The stability for 20 passages following thawing has been verified.
- Raji-hLAG3 cells are guaranteed mycoplasma-free.
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- 3-7 x 106 Raji-hLAG3 cells in a cryovial or shipping flask.
- 1 ml of Blasticidin (10 mg/ml). Store at 4 °C or at -20 °C.
- 1 ml of Normocin™ (50 mg/ml). Normocin™ is a formulation of three antibiotics active against mycoplasmas, bacteria, and fungi. Store at -20 °C.
IMPORTANT: If cells are shipped frozen (i.e. in a cryovial) and are not frozen upon arrival, contact InvivoGen immediately.
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