|Supplied by:||European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures (ECACC)|
|Culture Type:||Cell line|
|Collection:||ECACC General Collection|
|Cell Line Name:||A549|
|Other Collection No.:||ATCC CCL 185|
|Citation Guidance:||If use of this culture results in a scientific publication, it should be cited in the publication as: A549 (ECACC 86012804)|
|Keywords:||Human Caucasian lung carcinoma|
|Cell Line Description:||Derived from a 58 year old Caucasian male. The cells can synthesise lecithin utilising the cytidine diphosphocholine pathway. Occasional cells may also contain inclusion bodies although they are not known to carry any human pathogen.|
|Tissue of Origin:||lung|
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 2-4x10,000 cells/cm² using 0.25% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C.|
|Culture Medium:||F12K Medium (Kaighn’s modification of Ham’s F12 medium) + 2mM Glutamine + 10% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS).|
|Depositor:||Obtained from ATCC|
|References:||Giard DJ, Aaronson SA, Todaro GJ, Arnstein P, Kersey JH, Dosik H, Parks WP. 1973 In vitro cultivation of human tumors: establishment of cell lines derived from a series of solid tumors.J Natl Cancer Inst. 51(5):1417-23. PMID: 4357758|
|Additional Bibliography:||Lieber M, Smith B, Szakal A, Nelson-Rees W, Todaro G 1976 A continuous tumor-cell line from a human lung carcinoma with properties of type II alveolar epithelial cells. Int J Cancer. 15;17(1):62-70. PMID: 175022. Abaan OD, Polley EC, Davis SR, Zhu YJ, Bilke S, Walker RL, Pineda M, Gindin Y, Jiang Y, Reinhold WC, Holbeck SL, Simon RM, Doroshow JH, Pommier Y, Meltzer PS.2013 The exomes of the NCI-60 panel: a genomic resource for cancer biology and systems pharmacology. Cancer Res. 73(14):4372-82. PMID: 23856246.|
|Patents:||None specified by Depositor|
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