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Cell No. : Cell Name
RCB0211 : MRC-5  update : 2023/04/12
CommentDistribution terminated. Normal embryonic lung fibroblast. Since “Terms and conditions” etc. for this cell line can be changed, the users of this cell line must refer to the website of ECACC prior to order.
Comment from the depositor
Terms and conditionsThere is no restriction regarding use for basic researches. In relation to commercial use and use for patent filing, first of all please contact the RIKEN BRC.
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Basic information Depositor ECACC
Originator Jacobs, J. P.
Year of deposit 1987
Animal _human < Mammals
Genus Homo
Species sapiens
Gender Male
Age at sampling fetus
Tissue lung
Classification normal
History overseas, ECACC
Lifespan finite
Morphology fibroblast-like
Cellosaurus(Expasy) CVCL_0440
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Medium Medium List
Culture type Adherent cells
Culture medium MEM ALPHA (or HF-RITC80-7) + 10% FBS
Antibiotics Free
Passage method 0.25% Trypsin
Culture information Passage ratio 1 : 4 split
SC frequency Subculture : 2 times/week
Temperature 37 ℃
CO2 concentration 5 %
Freeze medium Medium + 10% DMSO
Freezing method Slow freezing
Mycoplasma (-)
Virus (HIV) (-)
Isozyme LD, NP
Chromosome mode 44-47(50) : 44(3),45(7),46(39),47(1)
STR(human) OK
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Reference information Reference 2
User's Publication 8

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167  Jacobs JP.  The status of human diploid cell strain MRC-5 as an approved substrate for the production of viral vaccines  J Biol Stand  1976  4(2):97-9  PubMed ID: 932048   DOI: 10.1016/0092-1157(76)90018-4
168  Jacobs JP.  Updated results on the karyology of the WI-38, MRC-5 and MRC-9 cell strains  Dev Biol Stand  1976  37:155-6  PubMed ID: 1031681  

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User's Publication
19992  Nishi M, Tateishi K, Sundararaj JS, Ino Y, Nakai Y, Hatayama Y, Yamaoka Y, Mihana Y, Miyakawa K, Kimura H, Kimura Y, Yamamoto T, Ryo A.  Development of a contacting transwell co-culture system for the in vitro propagation of primary central nervous system lymphoma  Front Cell Dev Biol  2023  Nov 27:11:1275519  PubMed ID: 38089883   DOI: 10.3389/fcell.2023.1275519
14787  Yamaoka Y, Miyakawa K, Jeremiah SS, Funabashi R, Okudela K, Kikuchi S, Katada J, Wada A, Takei T, Nishi M, Shimizu K, Ozawa H, Usuku S, Kawakami C, Tanaka N, Morita T, Hayashi H, Mitsui H, Suzuki K, Aizawa D, Yoshimura Y, Miyazaki T, Yamazaki E, Suzuki T, Kimura H, Shimizu H, Okabe N, Hasegawa H, Ryo A.  Highly specific monoclonal antibodies and epitope identification against SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid protein for antigen detection tests  Cell Rep Med  2021  2(6):100311  PubMed ID: 34027498   DOI: 10.1016/j.xcrm.2021.100311
4075  Kawasaki Y, Tsuboi C, Yagi K, Morizane M, Masaoka Y, Esumi S, Kitamura Y, Sendo T.  Photoinitiators enhanced 1,2-dichloropropane-induced cytotoxicity in human normal embryonic lung fibroblasts cells in vitro  Environ Sci Pollut Res Int  2015  22(6):4763-70  PubMed ID: 25501643   DOI: 10.1007/s11356-014-3939-8
5830  Hirai S, Endo S, Saito R, Hirose M, Ueno T, Suzuki H, Yamato K, Abei M, Hyodo I.  Antitumor effects of a sirtuin inhibitor, tenovin-6, against gastric cancer cells via death receptor 5 up-regulation.  PLoS One  2014  9(7):e102831  PubMed ID: 25033286   DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0102831
10293  Takunori Ueno, Shinji Endo, Rie Saito, Mitsuaki Hirose, Sachiko Hirai, Hideo Suzuki, Kenji Yamato, Ichinosuke Hyodo  The Sirtuin Inhibitor Tenovin-6 Upregulates Death Receptor 5 and Enhances Cytotoxic Effects of 5-Fluorouracil and Oxaliplatin in Colon Cancer Cells  Oncol Res  2013  21(3):155-64  PubMed ID: 24512730   DOI: 10.3727/096504013X13854886566598
15922  Fujitani N, Furukawa J, Araki K, Fujioka T, Takegawa Y, Piao J, Nishioka T, Tamura T, Nikaido T, Ito M, Nakamura Y, Shinohara Y.  Total cellular glycomics allows characterizing cells and streamlining the discovery process for cellular biomarkers  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A   2013  110(6):2105-10  PubMed ID: 23345451   DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1214233110
18936  Wu D, Matsushita K, Matsubara H, Nomura F, Tomonaga T.  An alternative splicing isoform of eukaryotic initiation factor 4H promotes tumorigenesis in vivo and is a potential therapeutic target for human cancer  Int J Cancer  2011  128(5):1018-30  PubMed ID: 20473909   DOI: 10.1002/ijc.25419
10360  Masaaki K Sato, Masayuki Takahashi, Michio Yazawa  Two Regions of the Tail Are Necessary for the Isoform-Specific Functions of Nonmuscle Myosin IIB  Mol Biol Cell  2007  18(3):1009-17  PubMed ID: 17202408   DOI: 10.1091/mbc.e06-08-0706

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