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ECACC General Cell Collection: AtT20

Supplied by: European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures (ECACC)
Culture Type: Cell line
Collection: ECACC General Collection
Catalogue No.: 87021902
Cell Line Name: AtT20
Other Collection No.: ATCC CCL 89
Citation Guidance: If use of this culture results in a scientific publication, it should be cited in the publication as: AtT20 (ECACC 87021902)
Keywords: Mouse LAF1 pituitary gland tumour
Cell Line Description: Derived after alternate passage of LAF1 mouse pituitary tumour cells as tumours in animals and in cell culture. Cells produce adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) at approximately the rate of 1000mU/mg of cell protein per week.
Species: Mouse
Tissue of Origin: pituitary
CellType: Small round cells growing as large aggregates
Growth Mode: Aggregates in suspension
Karyotype: Diploid
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: This cell line loses viability when frozen and hence the expected viable cell count when resuscitated from frozen stock may be only 40 -50%. To sub-culture allow clusters to settle and remove all but 5 to 10 ml of medium. Gently transfer the clusters to new flasks and add fresh medium. A subcultivation ratio of 1:2 is recommended. Cells grow in large viable clusters making counting difficult. A seeding density of approximately 3 x 105/ml is recommended. 5% CO2; 37°C. Proliferation is enhanced by incubation on a shaking platform.
Culture Medium: Ham's F10 + 2mM Glutamine + 15% Horse Serum (HS) + 2.5% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS). Cells grow in large aggregates.
Depositor: Obtained from ATCC
Originator: No
Country: USA
References: FURTH J, GADSEN EL, UPTON AC 1953 ACTH secreting transplantable pituitary tumors. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med. 84(1):253-4 PMID: 13121002.
Additional Bibliography: BUONASSISI V, SATO G, COHEN AI.1962 Hormone-producing cultures of adrenal and pituitary tumor origin. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 48:1184-90 PMID: 13874682.
Patents: None specified by Depositor
Release Conditions: No

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