|Supplied by:||European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures (ECACC)|
|Culture Type:||Cell line|
|Collection:||ECACC General Collection|
|Cell Line Name:||Hep G2|
|Citation Guidance:||If use of this culture results in a scientific publication, it should be cited in the publication as: Hep G2 (ECACC 85011430)|
|Keywords:||Human Caucasian hepatocyte carcinoma|
|Cell Line Description:||The Hep G2 cell line has been isolated from a liver biopsy of a male Caucasian aged 15 years, with a well differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma. The cells secrete a variety of major plasma proteins e.g. albumin, alpha2-macroglobulin, alpha 1-antitrypsin, transferrin and plasminogen. They have been grown successfully in large scale cultivation systems. Hepatitis B virus surface antigens have not been detected. The cells will respond to stimulation with human growth hormone.|
|Tissue of Origin:||Liver|
|Karyotype:||Modal no. 55|
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 2-3x10,000 cells/cm² using 0.05% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C. Cells might take 6 days to form a confluent monolayer without media change if seeded at 1:4. Until then growth occurs mainly in islands.|
|Culture Medium:||EMEM (EBSS) + 2mM Glutamine + 1% Non Essential Amino Acids (NEAA) + 10% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS).|
|Depositor:||Prof B Knowles, Wistar Institute, Philadelphia|
|References:||Nature 1979;282:615; Science 1980;209:497; In Vitro Cell Dev Biol 1987;23:349|
|Additional Bibliography:||Not specified|
|Patents:||This material is cited in a US and/or other Patent and may not be used to infringe parent claims.|
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