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ECACC General Cell Collection: MDCK II

Supplied by: European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures (ECACC)
Culture Type: Cell line
Collection: ECACC General Collection
Catalogue No.: 00062107
Cell Line Name: MDCK II
Citation Guidance: If use of this culture results in a scientific publication, it should be cited in the publication as: MDCK II (ECACC 00062107)
Keywords: Canine Cocker Spaniel Kidney
Cell Line Description: MDCK II - Madin-Darby canine kidney- is a subclone derived from the heterogenous parent line - MDCK (ECACC catalogue no. 85011435) MDCK II cells, which predominate in later passages from MDCK, are reported to display electrical resistance of 100 ohm/cm2. This strain is thought to be derived from the distal tubule or collecting duct of the nephron. The cell line can be used as an experimental model to study the generation and maintenance of cell surface polarity in epithelial cells. Mycoplasma eradicated using Boehringer method prior to deposit at ECACC.
Species: Dog
Tissue of Origin: Kidney
CellType: Polarised epithelial
Growth Mode: Adherent
Karyotype: Dog
Biosafety Information: Unless specified otherwise, at the European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures (ECACC) we routinely handle all of our cell lines at containment level 2 in accordance with the ACDP guidelines. ACDP = Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (UK)
All cell cultures have the potential to carry as yet unidentified adventitious agents. It is the responsibility of the end user to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

ACDP Guidance: Biological agents: Managing the risks in laboratories and healthcare premises.

Hyperlinks to MSDS documents:
Frozen cell cultures Material Safety Data Sheet
Growing cell cultures Material Safety Data Sheet
Nucleic acids derived from cell cultures Material Safety Data Sheet
Subculture Routine: Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) every 2-3 days; seeding at 1-3 x 10,000cells/cm2 using 0.25% tryspin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2 37°C,
Culture Medium: MEM + 5% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS) + 2mM Glutamine.
Depositor: Professor Gerrit van Meer, Dept. of Membrane Enzymology, Centre for Biomembranes and Lipid Enzymology, H.R Kruytgebouw N607, Padualaan 8, 3584 CH Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Originator: No
Country: Netherlands
References: Hansson, G.C.,Simons, K and Van Meer G (1986) EMBO 5: 483-489, Louvard D (1980) PNAS 77; 4132-4136
Additional Bibliography: Not specified
Patents: None specified by Depositor
Release Conditions: No

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