hTERT and cdk-4 immortalized human myoblast cell line
(source: pectoralis major muscle)

The cells are characterized by unlimited growth while maintaining expression of cell type specific markers and functions such as:

  • Typical myogenic morphology
  • Formation of myotubes
  • Expression of myosin heavy chain upon differentiation
  • Expression of PAX7, desmin, CD56

Therefore, these cells are the only solution for gene editing using e.g. the CRISPR/Cas9 system when primary like characteristics are of importance. Furthermore, in collaboration with The Human Protein Atlas next generation sequencing was performed and data are available for download to support your decision process in selecting cells that are fit for purpose - get these data after log in from our database.
Moreover, undifferentiated together with differentiated cells were part of the ENCODE project

For this product you can obtain a license for research use only - read more.

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NGS data for download - download xlsx-file

ENCODE Project - link to database

LHCN-M2 - morphology and expression of functional markers (download pdf-file

LHCN-M2 - expression of functional makers desmin, MF-20 and Pax7 (download pdf-file)

Publications using LHCN-M2 cell line: 

Roumes, H. et al. (2010), Calpains: markers of tumor aggressiveness?, Exp Cell Res. 2010 May 15;316(9):1587-99. [PMID 20193680]

Roumes H, Pires-Alves A, Gonthier-Maurin L, Dargelos E, Cottin P. Investigation of peroxiredoxin IV as a calpain-regulated pathway in cancer. Anticancer Res. 2010 Dec;30(12):5085-9. [PMID 21187494]

Zhu, Ch.-H. et al. (2007), Cellular senescence in human myoblasts is overcome by human telomerase reverse transcriptase and cyclindependent kinase 4: consequences in aging muscle and therapeutic strategies for muscular dystrophies, Aging Cell, 6(4):515-23, [PMID 17559502]

Salvadó, L., et. al. (2014), PPARβ/δ prevents endoplasmic reticulum stress-associated inflammation and insulin resistance in skeletal muscle cells through an AMPK-dependent mechanism. Diabetologia. 2014 Oct;57(10):2126-35. [PMID 25063273]

Salvadó, L., et al. (2013), Oleate prevents saturated-fatty-acid-induced ER stress, inflammation and insulin resistance in skeletal muscle cells through an AMPK-dependent mechanism. Diabetologia. 2013 Jun;56(6):1372-82. [PMID 23460021]


Please note, Evercyte can only guarantee successful growth of the cells if you stick to the protocols and media provided.

Protocol for in vitro propagation of LHCN-M2 - (download pdf-file)

Protocol for cryopreservation of LHCN-M2 - (download pdf-file)


LHCN-M2 cell line

  • is free from human pathogenic viruses HAV, HBV, HCV, HIV, Parvo B19
  • is free from bacterial (incl. mycoplasma) and fungal contaminations
  • shows a normal diploid karyotype
  • shows telomerase activity
  • is characterized for its STR profile

This material is distributed for research purposes only.

Basic documentation
Product data sheet (PDS) - download pdf-file 
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