Short Tandem Repeat (STR) Profile Search

Since STR microsatellites are stable as well as highly polymorphic in human populations, STR profiling is shown to be ideal for authentication of human cell line samples. Hence, the STR profile search webtool was developed in 2010 and enables confirmation of cell line identities. Originally based on a webtool provided by JCRB it is meanwhile enlarged with regard to STR loci as well as STR reference data sets kindly provided by ATCC, JCRB, ECACC, RIKEN and DSMZ. The human STR profile database includes STR reference profiles of 2455 cell lines from ATCC, DSMZ, JCRB and RIKEN.