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RCB1278 : MtT/E  update : 2022/03/31
CommentRat cell line derived from pituitary tumor. Estrogen-induced tumor. Producing no pituitary hormone. Four cell lines (MtT/E, MtT/S, MtT/SM, MtT/Se) were established simultaneously.Application consideration.
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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 Inoue, Kinji
Originator Inoue, Kinji
Year of deposit 1996
Animal rat < Mammals
Strain name F344
Gender Female
Tissue pituitary
Disease name mammotropic pituitary tumor
Classification cancer
Lifespan infinite
Morphology epithelial-like
Cellosaurus(Expasy) CVCL_H712
deposit info
lot info
Medium Medium List
Culture type Adherent cells
Medium and additives DMEM/HamF12 + 2.5% FBS + 10% HS (GIBCO)
Antibiotics Free
Passage method 0.25% Trypsin
Culture information Passage ratio 1 : 4-8 split
SC frequency Subculture : once/week, Medium Renewal : 2 times/week
Temperature 37 ℃
CO2 concentration 5 %
Freeze medium Medium + 10% DMSO
Freezing method Slow freezing
Mycoplasma (-)
Animal PCR OK
Isozyme LD, NP
Reference information Reference 7
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3424  Sukumar Devnath, Taro Kataoka, Kaoru Miura, Mie Kusuda, Kunio Kitamura, Yuko Kumada, Akikazu Mochiduki, Kei Kaneko, Akihito Adachi, Kinji Inoue  Cgr11 encodes a secretory protein involved in cell adhesion  Eur J Cell Biol  2009  88(9):521-9  PubMed ID: 19473726   DOI: 10.1016/j.ejcb.2009.04.003
3422  Kotaro Yokoyama, Chihiro Mogi, Kaoru Miura, Keisuke Kuroda, Kinji Inoue  Somatotropes maintain their immature cells through Insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I)  Endocr Pathol . Fall 2007;18(3):174-81  2007  18(3):174-81  PubMed ID: 18058266   DOI: 10.1007/s12022-007-0016-6
3426  Haruo Nogami, Yoshiki Hiraoka, Kinji Inoue, Sadakazu Aiso, Setsuji Hisano  Regulation of 5'-promoter activity of the rat growth hormone and growth hormone-releasing hormone receptor genes in the MtT/S and MtT/E cells  Neuroendocrinology  2006  84(1):31-41  PubMed ID: 17090972   DOI: 10.1159/000096826
3425  C Mogi, H Goda, K Mogi, A Takaki, K Yokoyama, M Tomida, K Inoue  Multistep differentiation of GH-producing cells from their immature cells  J Endocrinol   2005  184(1):41-50  PubMed ID: 15642781   DOI: 10.1677/joe.1.05870
3324  Hitomi Fukuro, Chihiro Mogi, Kotaro Yokoyama, Kinji Inoue  Change in expression of basic fibroblast growth factor mRNA in a pituitary tumor clonal cell line  Endocr Pathol  2003  14(2):145-9  PubMed ID: 12858005   DOI: 10.1385/ep:14:2:145
3401  N Fujimoto, H Watanabe, A Ito, K Inoue  Estrogen receptor levels and tumor growth in a series of pituitary clonal cell lines in rats  Jpn J Cancer Res  1991  82(12):1436-41  PubMed ID: 1778767   DOI: 10.1111/j.1349-7006.1991.tb01817.x
1289  Inoue K, Hattori M, Sakai T, Inukai S, Fujimoto N, Ito A  Establishment of a series of pituitary clonal cell lines differing in morphology, hormone secretion, and response to estrogen.  Endocrinology  1990  126:2313-20  PubMed ID: 2184014  

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