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ECACC General Cell Collection: 1.4E7

Supplied by: European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures (ECACC)
Culture Type: Cell line
Collection: ECACC General Collection
Catalogue No.: 10070102
Cell Line Name: 1.4E7
Citation Guidance: If use of this culture results in a scientific publication, it should be cited in the publication as: 1.4E7 (ECACC 10070102)
Keywords: A human pancreatic Beta cell: PANC-1 hybrid cell line. Insulin-secreting cell line.
Cell Line Description: 1.4E7 is a hybrid cell line formed by the electrofusion of a primary culture of human pancreatic islets with PANC-1, a human pancreatic ductal carcinoma cell line (ECACC catalogue number 87092802). 1.4E7 has been shown to be tumourigenic when transplanted into a SCID mouse host. The cell line has applications in the study of pancreatic cell biology. 1.4E7 cells provide a method of producing pure insulin secreting cells when stimulated (please see attached protocols for the stimulation of insulin secretion).. This is an alternative to the use of primary tissue in cell transplantation therapies for type 1 diabetes. The Y chromosome could not be detected in this cell line by short tandem repeat (STR)-PCR analysis when tested at ECACC. It is a known phenomenon that due to the increased genetic instability of cancer cell lines the Y chromosome can be rearranged or lost resulting in lack of detection. The cell line is identical to the source provided by the depositor based on the STR-PCR analysis.
Species: Human
Tissue of Origin: Pancreatic islets
CellType: Epitheloid
DNA Profile: STR-PCR Data:

Amelogenin: X
CSF1PO: 10,12
D13S317: 11
D16S539: 11
D5S818: 11,13
D7S820: 8
THO1: 7,8
TPOX: 8,11
vWA: 15

Karyotype: Modal chromosome number 67-72
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%) 1:2 to 1:6 i.e. seeding at 2-4 x 104 cells/cm² using 0.25% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C. Population doubling approx 26hrs. 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: Lieber M et al., (1975) Establishment of a continuous tumor cell line (panc-1) from a carcinoma of the exocrine pancreas. Int J Cancer 15: 741-747 PMID: 1140870
Additional Bibliography: McCluskey JT, Hamid M, Parke HG, McClenaghan NH, Gomis R, Flatt PR. 2011 Development and functional characterisation of insulin-releasing human pancreatic beta cell lines produced by electrofusion. J Biol Chem. Apr 22. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21515691.Guo-Parke H, McCluskey JT, Kelly C, Hamid M, McClenaghan NH, Flatt PR.2012. Configuration of electrofusion-derived human insulin-secreting cell line as pseudoislets enhances functionality and therapeutic utility. J Endocrinol. 214(3):257-65. PMID: 22685334
Patents: Flatt P & McClenaghan N (2004) Insulin producing cell-line US patent number 20040005702 (A1). Also WO0210346 (A2).
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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