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ECACC General Cell Collection: GPNT

Supplied by: European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures (ECACC)
Culture Type: Cell line
Collection: ECACC General Collection
Catalogue No.: 09061601
Cell Line Name: GPNT
Citation Guidance: If use of this culture results in a scientific publication, it should be cited in the publication as: GPNT (ECACC 09061601)
Keywords: An immortalised Lewis rat brain vascular endothelial cell line
Cell Line Description: GPNT was derived from the immortalised rat brain endothelial cell line GP8 by lipofectin-mediated transfection with a vector containing the puromycin resistance gene. GPNT exhibits a non-transformed phenotype.
Species: Rat
Tissue of Origin: Brain
CellType: Fusiform
Growth Mode: Adherent
GMO Status: Genetically Modified Organism Class 1 (GMO1)
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.

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Subculture Routine: Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:4 to 1:10 i.e. seeding at 3 x 10,000 cells/cm² using 0.05% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C. Population doubling approx 10hrs.
Culture Medium: Hams F10 + 10% Heat-inactivated FCS + 2mM Glutamine + 2ng/ml basic fibroblast growth factor + 80µg/ml heparin. All plasticware is pre-coated for several hours with collagen (Type I from calf skin) at 10µg/cm2 from a 0.01% solution in acetic acid. After removal the coated plasticware is exposed to ammonia vapour for 5 min. Plasticware must be rinsed thoroughly with PBS prior to use.
Depositor: Professor John Greenwood, University College London Institute of Opthalmology, University College London, Bath Street London ECIV 9EL.
Originator: yes
Country: UK
References: Greenwood et al., (1996) SV40 large T immortalised cell lines of the rat blood-brain and blood-retinal barriers retain their phenotypic and immunological characteristics. Journal of Neuroimmunology 71: 51-63. PMID: 8982103.
Additional Bibliography: Regina et al., (1999) Dexamethasone regulation of P-glycoprotein activity in an immortalized rat brain endothelial cell line, GPNT. Journal of Neurochemistry 73: 1954-1963. PMID:10537053.
Patents: None specified by depositor
Release Conditions: Yes - commercial organisations are required to complete the 'Cell Line Release Authorisation for Research Use in Commercial Organisations' release conditions form.

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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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