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General Cell Collection: COS-7

Catalogue No.: 87021302
Cell Line Name: COS-7
Keywords: Monkey African green kidney, SV40 transformed
Cell Line Description: Derived from CV-1 simian cells transformed by an origin-defective mutant of SV40. The cells support the growth of recombinant SV40 viruses. The cells should be handled at laboratory containment level 2.
GMO Status: Genetically Modified Organism Class 1 (GMO1)
Species: Monkey
Tissue: Kidney
Morphology: Fibroblast
Growth Mode: Adherent
Subculture Routine: Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:3 to 1:10 i.e. seeding at 1-3x10,000 cells/cm² using 0.25% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C.
Culture Medium: DMEM + 2mM Glutamine + 10% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS).
Karyotype: Not specified
Depositor: Dr H R B Pelham, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge
Originator: No
Country: UK
References: Cell 1981;23:175
Additional Bibliography: (1) Thorac Cardiovasc Surg; 1996 Apr: 44(2): 81-5
Patents: None specified by Depositor
Research Council Deposit: No
Release Conditions: Yes - CITES (Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) licence required for all orders outside the European Union

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