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Raji-Null Cells [NEW]

Raji-Null Cells Unit size Cat. code Docs Qty Price
Human lymphoblast cells - ADCC CD19/CD20/Control Target Cells
3-7 x 10e6 cells
raji-null
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$1,102.00

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Examples of applications using the Raji-null cell line.
Examples of applications using the Raji-null cell line.

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Control Human B-cell line

Raji-Null cells were developed from the human Raji cell line. Raji-Null cells constitutively express different antigens at their cell surface that can be targeted by specific antibodies, notably to induce antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC).

-  Human CD20 is highly expressed by Raji cells. It has no known natural ligand and is thought to act as calcium channel enabling optimal B-cell responses [1]. Human CD20 is a clinically-relevant target in mAb-mediated therapy (rituximab,  ofatumomab, obinutuzumab) for non Hodgkin's B cell lymphoma or chronic lymphocytic leukaemia [2]. 

-  Human CD19 is highly expressed by Raji cells. It acts as a co-receptor decreasing the threshold for antigen B-cell receptor (BCR)-dependent stimulation [1]. Human CD19 is a clinical target for anti-hCD19-CD3 bis-specific antibodies (blinatumomab) in non Hodgkin's B cell lymphoma [3].

-  Human PD-L1 (programmed cell death ligand 1; also known as CD274 or B7-H1) is expressed at low levels by Raji cells. This transmembrane protein is expressed by hematopoietic and nonhematopoietic cells, and is induced by pro-inflammatory cytokines, such as in the tumor micro-environment [4]. Human PD-L1 is a clinically-relevant target in mAb-mediated therapy (atezolizumab, durvalumab, avelumab) for a wide range of cancers [4].

 

Features of Raji-Null cells:

  • Constitutive expression of CD19 and CD20 at the cell surface
  • Constitutive low expression of PD-L1 at the cell surface
  • Stable expression of a resistance gene to Blasticidin

Applications for Raji-Null cells:

  • ADCC target cells using anti-hCD19, anti-hCD20, anti-hPD-L1 Abs
  • Negative control target cells in ADCC assays using monoclonal Abs other than anti-hCD19, anti-hCD20, anti-hPD-L1 Abs
  • Target cells for anti-hCD19-CD3 bispecific Abs

Validation of Raji-Null cells:

 

References:

1. Bae J. et al. 2005. Identification of CD19 and CD20 peptides for induction of antigen-specific CTLs against B-cell malignancies. Clin. Cancer. Res. 11:1629-38.
2. Almagro J.C. et al. 2018. Progress and challenges in the development of antibodies for cancer therapy. Front. Immunol. 8:1751. 
3. Bargou R. et al. 2008. Tumor regression in cancer patients by very low doses of a T cell-engaging antibody. Science. 321(5891):974-7. 
4. Ribas A. and Wolchock J.D., 2018. Cancer immunotherapy using checkpoint blockade. Science. 359:1350-55.

Figures

ADCC assay using various anti-human CD20 (Rituximab) antibody isotypes and Raji-Null target cells
ADCC assay using various anti-human CD20 (Rituximab) antibody isotypes and Raji-Null target cells

Comparison of ADCC potency for native and engineered anti-human CD20 antibody isotypes: Raji-Null cells were incubated with gradient concentrations of Anti-hCD20 or Anti-β-galactosidase (β-gal) mAbs for 1 hour. Jurkat-Lucia™ NFAT-CD16 effector cells were then co-incubated with targets cells for 6 hours. NFAT activation, reflecting the induced ADCC response, was assessed by determining Lucia luciferase activity in the supernatant using QUANTI-Luc™. Percentages of the maximal response normalized to the IgG1 isotype are shown

ADCC induction on antigen-expressing Raji cells and Raji-Null control target cells
ADCC induction on antigen-expressing Raji cells and Raji-Null control target cells

Figure 2. Comparison of ADCC potency of anti-human CTLA-4, PD-1, or PD-L1 IgG1 antibodies on Raji-derived target cells: Raji-hCTLA4, Raji-hPD-1, Raji-hPD-L1 or Raji-Null control cells were incubated with gradient concentrations of anti-hCTLA4-IgG1, anti-hPD-1-IgG1, or anti-hPD-L1-IgG1 mAbs for 1 hour. Jurkat-Lucia™ NFAT-CD16 effector cells were then co-incubated with targets cells for 6 hours. NFAT activation, reflecting the induced ADCC response, was assessed by determining Lucia luciferase activity in the supernatant using QUANTI-Luc™. Percentages of the maximal response are shown, and responses with Raji-Null cells are normalized on appropriate antigen-expressing cells.

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Specifications

Quality control:

  • Human CD20 expression has been verified by flow-cytometry.
  • Induction of antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) has been validated using InvivoGen’s anti-hCD20-hIgG1 antibody and Jurkat-NFAT Lucia™ CD16 reporter cell line.
  • The stability for 20 passages following thawing has been verified.
  • Raji-Null cells are guaranteed mycoplasma-free.

These products are covered by a Limited Use License (See Terms and Conditions).

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Contents

  • 1 vial of Raji-Null cells (3-7 x 106 cells) in Freezing Medium
  • 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: Cells are shipped frozen. If cells are not frozen upon arrival, contact InvivoGen immediately.

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