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ECACC General Cell Collection: T84

Supplied by: European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures (ECACC)
Culture Type: Cell line
Collection: ECACC General Collection
Catalogue No.: 88021101
Cell Line Name: T84
Other Collection No.: ATCC CCL 248
Citation Guidance: If use of this culture results in a scientific publication, it should be cited in the publication as: T84 (ECACC 88021101)
Keywords: Human colon carcinoma
Cell Line Description: Derived from a lung metastasis of colon carcinoma in a 72 year old male. Tumour tissue was inoculated sub-cutaneously and serially transplanted in BALB/c nude mice and subsequently established in in vitro culture. The histological characteristics of the tumour were maintained throughout the transplantation procedure. They have receptors for a range of peptide hormones and neurotransmitters. The cells grow as monolayers, exhibit tight junctions and desmosomes between adjacent cells.
Species: Human
Tissue of Origin: Colon (lung metastasis)_
CellType: Epithelial
Growth Mode: Adherent
DNA Profile: STR-PCR Data:

Amelogenin: X
CSF1PO: 10
D13S317: 9
D16S539: 10,11
D5S818: 12
D7S820: 8,10
THO1: 6,9
vWA: 17,18

Karyotype: 2n = 46, modal no. 56
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%) 1:2 - 1:4 i.e. seeding at 1-3 x 10,000 cells / cm² using 0.25% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C. Cells grow slowly and may not form a complete monolayer, maintain at high density with a minimum of 25% confluency.
Culture Medium: Ham's F12 + DMEM (1:1) + 2mM Glutamine + 10% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS).
Depositor: Obtained from ATCC
Originator: No
Country: USA
References: Proc Natl Acad Sci, USA 1980;77:3464; Am J Physiol 1984;246:G204
Additional Bibliography: Not specified
Patents: None specified by Depositor
Release Conditions: No

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