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ECACC General Cell Collection: 108CC15

Supplied by: European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures (ECACC)
Culture Type: Cell line
Collection: ECACC General Collection
Catalogue No.: 08062516
Cell Line Name: 108CC15
Citation Guidance: If use of this culture results in a scientific publication, it should be cited in the publication as: 108CC15 (ECACC 08062516)
Keywords: Mouse neuroblastoma x Rat glioma hybrid
Cell Line Description: The cell line108CC15 is formed by the fusion of mouse neuroblastoma N18TG2 and rat glioma C6-BU-1using inactivated Sendai virus. This cell line was renamed NG108-15 by Klee and Nirenberg (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (1974) 71: 3474-77). ECACC has two catalogue entries for the 108CC15 cell line which differ in that they were deposited by different groups: 108CC15 from the original group that derived the cell line (ECACC catalogue number 08062516) and NG108-15 (ECACC catalogue number 88112302). Several other cell lines in the ECACC catalogue have been derived from 108CC15. This is a cholinergic hybrid cell line.
Species: Mouse x rat hybrid
Tissue of Origin: Neural
CellType: Neuronal
Growth Mode: Adherent
Karyotype: Modal No. varied with passage see reference
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%) 1:3 to 1:6 i.e. seeding at 1-2x10,000 cells/cm² using 0.05% trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C. The cultures rapidly produce lactic acid through anaerobic glycolysis causing the media to become acidified. The medium must never be allowed to become acidic as cells detach in clumps and take many passages to recover. Frequent inspection of cultures is therefore required.
Culture Medium: DMEM + 2 mM glutamine + 10% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS) HAT (0.1 mM hypoxanthine, 10 µM aminopterin and 16 µM thymidine) Cells can be cultured without HAT provided they were cultured inbetween in HT medium for 3-4 days
Depositor: Professor Bernd Hamprecht, Interfaculty Institute for Biochemistry, University of Tuebingen, Hoppe-Seyler Street 4, 72076 Tuebingen, Germany.
Originator: Yes
Country: GERMANY
References: Hamprecht, (1977) Structural, electrophysiological, biochemical, and pharmacological properties of neuroblastoma-glioma cell hybrids in cell culture Int. Rev. Cytol. 49: 99-170.
Additional Bibliography: Hamprecht et al., (1985) Culture and characteristics of hormone-responsive neuroblastoma x glioma hybrid cells. Meth. Enzymol. 109: 316-341.
Patents: None specified by Depositor
Release Conditions: No

The Culture Collections represent deposits of cultures from world-wide sources. While every effort is made to ensure details distributed by Culture Collections are accurate, Culture Collections cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies in the data supplied. References where quoted are mainly attributed to the establishment of the cell culture and not for any specific property of the cell line, therefore further references should be obtained regarding cell culture characteristics. Passage numbers where given act only as a guide and Culture Collections does not guarantee the passage number stated will be the passage number received by the customer.

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