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General Cell Collection: LNCap clone FGC

Catalogue No.: 89110211
Cell Line Name: LNCap clone FGC
Keywords: Human Caucasian prostate carcinoma
Cell Line Description: Derived from a metastasis at the left supraclavicular lymph node of a 50 year old patient with a confirmed diagnosis of metastatic prostate carcinoma. Growth and acid phosphatase production is affected by 5-alpha-dihydrotestosterone. They do not form a uniform monolayer and attach only lightly to the substrate. When shipped, cells detach from flask and can either be incubated 24-48 hours to allow attachment or be collected by centrifugation (150xg, 15 minutes) and reseeded.
Species: Human
Tissue: Prostate
Morphology: Epithelial-like
Growth Mode: Adherent
DNA Profile: STR-PCR Data:

Amelogenin: X,Y
CSF1PO: 10,11
D13S317: 10,12
D16S539: 11
D5S818: 11,12
D7S820: 9,11
THO1: 9
TPOX: 8,9
vWA: 16,18

Subculture Routine: Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:3 to 1:6 using 0.25% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C.i.e. seeding at 3-4 x 10,000 cells/cm2 Cells grow slowly in clusters and can be disaggregated by repeated pipetting. After subculture cells may take up to 48 hours to reattach. Do not disturb during this period. Medium is rapidly acidified, therefore change twice per week.
Culture Medium: RPMI 1640 + 2mM Glutamine + 1.0 mM sodium pyruvate + 10% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS).
Karyotype: Pseudodiploid male; seven marker chromosomes, modal number 46, range 33 to 91
Products: Prostate acid phosphatase, prostate specific antigen
Receptors: Androgen, estrogen
Depositor: Obtained from ATCC
Originator: No
Country: USA
References: Cancer Genet Cytogenet 1984; 11:399; Cancer Res 1983; 43:1809; Cancer Res 1997; 57:3339; J Biol Chem 1996; 271:13228
Additional Bibliography: Murphy, G.P.,ed.,Models for prostate cancer.37 New York:Liss;1980:pp115-132 Gibas Z et al. A high resolution study of chromosome changes in a human prostatic carcinoma cell line (LNCap).Cancer Genet. Cytogenet. 11:399-404,1984 Horoszewicz JS et al. LNCap model of human prostatic carcinoma. Cancer Res. 43:1809-1818, 1983 Hu SX et al. Development of an adenovirus vector with tetracycline-regulatable human tumor necrosis factor alpha gene expression. Cancer Re. 57:3339-3343,1997 Boffa LC et al. Invasion of the CAG triplet repeats by a complementary peptide nucleic acid inhibits transcription of the androgen receptor and TATA-binding protein genes and correlates with refolding of an active nucleosome containing a unique AR gene sequence. J.Biol. Chem. 271:13228-13233, 1996
Patents: None specified by Depositor
Research Council Deposit: No
Release Conditions: No

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