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ECACC General Cell Collection: MCF7 AREc32

Supplied by: European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures (ECACC)
Culture Type: Cell line
Collection: ECACC General Collection
Catalogue No.: 16071902
Cell Line Name: MCF7 AREc32
Organisation deposited by: Ximbio (formerly known as Cancer Research Technologies Limited)
Other Collection No.: No
Unique to ECACC: Yes
Citation Guidance: If use of this culture results in a scientific publication, it should be cited in the publication as: MCF7 AREc32 (ECACC 16071902)
Keywords: Cancer; drug metabolism, Antioxidant Response Element (ARE)- Luciferase
Cell Line Description: The stable human mammary MCF7-derived reporter cell line called AREc32 contains copies of the rat Glutathione-S-transferase (GST) antioxidant response element (ARE) linked to a luciferase gene, such that the induction of the ARE results in luciferase activity.

ARE is a transcriptional regulatory element involved in the activation of genes coding for a number of antioxidant proteins and enzymes that work in concert to protect tissues from oxidative insults. This cell line can be used to investigate whether anticancer drugs can induce ARE-driven gene expression.

Species: Human
Tissue of Origin: Breast
Donor Sex: Female
CellType: Epithelial
Morphology: Polygonal epithelium
Growth Mode: Adherent
DNA Profile: DNA Profile (STR Analysis):
Amelogenin: X X
CSF1PO: 10, 10
D13S317: 11,11
D16S539: 11, 12
D18S51: 14,14
D21S11: 30, 30
D3S1358: 16,16
D5S818: 11, 12
D7S820: 9,9
D8S1178: 10, 14
FGA: 23, 25
Penta D: 12, 12
Penta E: 7, 12
THO1: 6, 6
TPOX: 9, 12
vWA: 14,15
GMO Status: GMO1
Genetic Modification: Yes. The ARE-luciferase reporter plasmid was generated using the pGL3-promoter vector containing an SV40 promoter upstream of the firefly luciferase gene.
Hazard Group (ACDP): 2
Biosafety Information: Unless specified otherwise, at ECACC we routinely handle all of our cell lines at containment level 2 in accordance with the ACDP guidelines (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

Hyperlinks to Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) documents:
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Subculture Routine: Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:3 to 1:6 i.e. seeding at 2-4x104 cells/cm2using 0.05% trypsin/EDTA solution. Cells are cultured at 37°C, in 95% air and 5% CO2, and passaged every 3 to 4 days
Culture Medium: Dulbecco's Moodifies Eagle Medium (DMEM) with 2.5 mM Glutamax supplemented with 10% foetal bovine serum. Do not culture beyond 15 passages after revival
Depositor: Ximbio (formerly known as Cancer Research Technologies Limited)
Originator: Yes
Country: UK
References: Wang XJ, Hayes JD, Henderson CJ, Wolf CR. Identification of retinoic acid as an inhibitor of transcription factor Nrf2 through activation of retinoic acid receptor alpha. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Dec 4; 104(49):19589-94. Epub 2007 Nov 28. PubMed PMID: 18048326; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2148333.
Wang XJ, Hayes JD, Wolf CR. Generation of a stable antioxidant response element-driven reporter gene cell line and its use to show redox-dependent activation of nrf2 by cancer chemotherapeutic agents. Cancer Res. 2006 Nov 15;66 (22):10983-94. PubMed PMID: 17108137.
Additional Bibliography: Escher BI, Dutt M, Maylin E, Tang JY, Toze S, Wolf CR, Lang M. Water quality assessment using the AREc32 reporter gene assay indicative of the oxidative stress response pathway. J Environ Monit. 2012 Nov;14(11):2877-85. doi: 10.1039/c2em30506b.
Buendia I, Navarro E, Michalska P, Gameiro I, Egea J, Abril S, López A, González-Lafuente L, López MG, León R. New melatonin-cinnamate hybrids as multi-target drugs for neurodegenerative diseases: Nrf2-induction, antioxidant effect and neuroprotection. Future Med Chem. 2015;7(15):1961-9. doi: 10.4155/fmc.15.99. Epub 2015 Oct 23.
Cellosaurus Link: CVCL_1D32
Patents: None
Release Conditions: For research use only. Commercial organisations are required to fill in a ‘Cell line release authorisation for research use in commercial organisations’ form.

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