|Cell Line Name:||CHO-K1|
|Keywords:||Hamster Chinese ovary|
|Cell Line Description:||A subclone of the parental CHO cell line, which was derived from the ovary of an adult Chinese hamster. Cells require proline due to the absence of the gene for proline synthesis, the block in the biosynthetic chain lies in the step converting glutamic acid to glutamine gamma serialdehyde. They undergo morphological changes in response to cholera toxin.|
|Subculture Routine:||Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:4 to 1:10 i.e. seeding at 1-2x10,000 cells/cm² using 0.25% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C.|
|Culture Medium:||Ham's F12 + 2mM Glutamine + 10% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS).|
|Karyotype:||Hypodiploid, modal no. 20|
|Depositor:||Dr D Newell, PHLS CAMR, Porton Down, Salisbury|
|References:||J Exp Med 1958;108:945Proc Nat Acad Sci USA 1968;60:1275|
|Additional Bibliography:||Not specified|
|Patents:||None specified by Depositor|
|Research Council Deposit:||No|
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