|Supplied by:||European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures (ECACC)|
|Culture Type:||Cell line|
|Collection:||ECACC General Collection|
|Cell Line Name:||U-87 MG|
|Citation Guidance:||If use of this culture results in a scientific publication, it should be cited in the publication as: U-87 MG (ECACC 89081402)|
|Keywords:||Human glioblastoma astrocytoma|
|Cell Line Description:||
Important information: Please refer to Allen M, et al. Origin of the U87MG glioma cell line: Good news and bad news. Sci. Trans. Med. 8(354): 1-4, 2016
Derived from a malignant glioma from a female patient by explant technique. It is reported to produce a malignant tumour consistent with glioblastoma in nude mice.
|Tissue of Origin:||Brain|
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:||EMEM (EBSS) + 2mM Glutamine + 1% Non Essential Amino Acids (NEAA) + 1mM Sodium Pyruvate (NaP) + 10% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS).|
|Depositor:||Dr J Clarke, AVRI, Pirbright|
|References:||Acta Path Microbiol Scan 1968;74:465|
|Additional Bibliography:||Not specified|
|Patents:||None specified by Depositor|
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