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Cell No. : Cell Name
RCB0251 : VA-13  update : 2023/12/07
CommentSV40-transformed WI-38.
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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 Ohno, Tadao
Year of deposit 1988
Animal _human < Mammals
Genus Homo
Species sapiens
Gender Female
Tissue lung
Classification transformed
Memo_1 Mycoplasma was eliminated with MC-110.
Lifespan infinite
Morphology fibroblast-like
Cellosaurus(Expasy) CVCL_2759
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Medium Medium List
Culture type Adherent cells
Culture medium HF-RITC80-7 (or MEM ALPHA) + 10% FBS
Antibiotics Free
Passage method 0.25% Trypsin
Culture information Passage ratio 1 : 8 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 39-88(50) : /43(7),44(24),45(8),46(1),87(1),88(1)
STR(human) OK
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Reference information Reference 3
User's Publication 2

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1559  Ohno T, Kako R, Sato C, Ohkawa A  Distinction of G0 cells from senescent cells in cultures of non-cycling human fetal lung fibroblasts by anti-MAP-1 monoclonal antibody staining.  Exp Cell Res  1986  163:309-16  PubMed ID: 3956580   DOI: 10.1016/0014-4827(86)90062-5
940  F Dolbeare, M Vanderlaan, W Phares  Alkaline phosphatase and an acid arylamidase as marker enzymes for normal and transformed WI-38 cells  J Histochem Cytochem  1980  28(5):419-26  PubMed ID: 6247391   DOI: 10.1177/28.5.6247391
1080  Girardi, A J, Weinstein D, Moorhead, P S  SV40 transformation of human diploid cells. A parallel study of viral and karyologic parameters.  Ann Med Exp Biol Fenn  1966  44:242-54  PubMed ID: 4290661  

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17276  Tomatsu M, Kondo T, Yoshikawa T, Komeno T, Adachi N, Kawasaki Y, Ikuta A, Tashiro F.  An apoptotic inducer, aralin, is a novel type II ribosome-inactivating protein from Aralia elata  Biol Chem  2004  385(9):819-27  PubMed ID: 15493877   DOI: 10.1515/BC.2004.107
13730  Yatabe N, Kyo S, Kondo S, Kanaya T, Wang Z, Maida Y, Takakura M, Nakamura M, Tanaka M, Inoue M.  2-5A antisense therapy directed against human telomerase RNA inhibits telomerase activity and induces apoptosis without telomere impairment in cervical cancer cells  Cancer Gene Ther  2002  9(7):624-30  PubMed ID: 12082463   DOI: 10.1038/sj.cgt.7700479

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