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ECACC General Cell Collection: BRIN-BG5

Supplied by: European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures (ECACC)
Culture Type: Cell line
Collection: ECACC General Collection
Catalogue No.: 10033001
Cell Line Name: BRIN-BG5
Citation Guidance: If use of this culture results in a scientific publication, it should be cited in the publication as: BRIN-BG5 (ECACC 10033001)
Keywords: A rat pancreatic Beta cell: RINm5F hybrid cell line. Insulin-secreting cell line
Cell Line Description: BRIN-BG5 is a hybrid cell line formed by the electrofusion of a primary culture of NEDH rat pancreatic islets with RINm5F (a cell line derived from a NEDH rat insuliinoma). BRIN-BG5 has been shown to be tumourigenic when transplanted into a SCID mouse host. BRIN-BG5 has been mycoplasma eradicated at ECACC and the stocks available for supply have undergone a further 10 passages without detection of mycoplasma.
Species: Rat
Tissue of Origin: Pancreatic islets
CellType: Epitheloid
Growth Mode: Adherent
Karyotype: Modal chromosome number 66 up to passage 50
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%) 1:8 to 1:10 i.e. seeding at 2-4 x 104 cells/cm² using 0.05% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C. Population doubling approx 28hrs. At confluence 105 cells/cm² can be expected.
Culture Medium: RPMI-1640 + 2mM Glutamine + 10% FCS
Depositor: Professor Peter R Flatt, Head of Diabetes Research Group, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Ulster, Cromore Road, Coleraine, Northern Ireland BT52 1SA.
Country: UK
References: McClenaghan NH, Barnett CR, O'Harte FP, Swanston-Flatt SK, Ah-Sing E, Flatt PR. 1996 Characteristics of BRIN-BG5 and BRIN-BG7, two novel glucose-responsive insulin-secreting cell lines produced by electrofusion. J Endocrinol.;148(3):409-17 PMID: 8778219
Additional Bibliography: McClenaghan NH, Flatt PR 1999 Engineering cultured insulin-secreting pancreatic B-cell lines. J Mol Med. 77(1):235-43 PMID: 9930971.
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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