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General Cell Collection: B16 melanoma 4A5

Catalogue No.: 94042254
Cell Line Name: B16 melanoma 4A5
Keywords: Mouse melanoma, melanin producing
Cell Line Description: Derived from a melanoma from the skin of a C57BL/6 strain mouse, showing fibroblast-like characteristics, which produces melanin. Cells may lose ability to produce pigmentation in long term culture.
Species: Mouse
Tissue: skin
Morphology: Fibroblast-like
Growth Mode: Adherent
Subculture Routine: Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:3 i.e. seeding at 4x10,000 cells/cm² using 0.25% trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C.
Culture Medium: DMEM + 2mM Glutamine + 10% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS).
Karyotype: Not specified
Products: Melanin
Depositor: Dr T Ohno, Riken Gene Bank, Tsukuba
Originator: No
Country: JAPAN
References: Ann NY Acad Sci 1963;100:762; J Cell Biol 1969;43:263
Additional Bibliography: Not specified
Patents: None specified by Depositor
Research Council Deposit: No
Release Conditions: No

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