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ECACC General Cell Collection: PC-3

Supplied by: European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures (ECACC)
Culture Type: Cell line
Collection: ECACC General Collection
Catalogue No.: 90112714
Cell Line Name: PC-3
Other Collection No.: ATCC CRL 1435
Citation Guidance: If use of this culture results in a scientific publication, it should be cited in the publication as: PC-3 (ECACC 90112714)
Keywords: Human Caucasian prostate adenocarcinoma
Cell Line Description: Established from a grade 4 prostatic adenocarcinoma from a 62 year old male Caucasian. The cells grow in agar and produce tumours in nude mice. Exhibit low acid phosphatase and testosterone-5-alpha reductase activity. 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: prostate
CellType: Epithelial
Growth Mode: Adherent
DNA Profile: STR-PCR Data:

Amelogenin: X
CSF1PO: 11
D13S317: 11
D16S539: 11
D5S818: 13
D7S820: 8,11
THO1: 6,7
TPOX: 8,9
vWA: 17

Karyotype: 2n = 46, triploid, modal no. 62
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 2-5x10,000 cells/cm² using 0.25% trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C. Medium change every 5 days. The initial subculture interval after cells are thawed may be longer than 7-9 days.
Culture Medium: Coons Modified Ham’s F12 + 2mM Glutamine + 7% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS).OR Kaign’s modified Ham’s F12 + 45mg/L ascorbic acid + 18 mg/L Inositol + 2mM Glutamine + 7% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS).
Depositor: Obtained from ATCC
Originator: No
Country: USA
References: Invest Urology 1979;17:16; Cancer Res 1980;40:524
Additional Bibliography: 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
Release Conditions: No

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