Our HAP1 human knockout cells have become a gold-standard resource for antibody validation and early drug discovery research. Horizon was recently recognized by CiteAb as the knockout cell line or lysate supplier with the most citations in the last year.
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Our HAP1 cell line database represents the synergy of two great systems - the amenability of human haploid HAP1s to gene editing and CRISPR-Cas9 technology. HAP1 is a human near-haploid cell line derived from the chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) cell line KBM-7. KBM-7 cells were derived from a male patient and lack a Y chromosome. Therefore, haploid HAP1 cells contain a single X chromosome. For more details on how the HAP1 cell line was created and their full genotype, please see the references tab.
The majority of commonly used cell lines are diploid or even have more than two copies of any particular allele. When gene editing for loss of function mutations, each allele has to be modified for the phenotype to be expressed. The HAP1 cell line has the advantage of having one copy of each gene meaning you can be sure the edited allele will not be masked by addition alleles. With passaging, HAP1 cells will spontaneously diploidize over time. However, the knockout will not be affected by diploidization as it is a duplication of the edited allele that gives rise to the diploid state.
See our HAP1 publication list to see how the cell line has been applied for a wide range of biological processes and assays, such as DNA damage repair pathway, stress responses, disease modeling as well as antibody validation.
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However, if you are not satisfied with the performance of any of our HAP1 and Cancer-related Ready-to-go cell lines, please contact us at email@example.com and we will work diligently with you to resolve any problems, as detailed in our terms and conditions of sales.
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