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RCB1889 : HEp-2  update : 2023/06/30
CommentSupports growth of arvovirus and measles virus. A subline of HeLa cell (HeLa contamination). TKG0403 (Deposited from Tohoku Univ.).
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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 Obinata, Masuo
Year of deposit 2004
Original cell TKG0403
Animal _human < Mammals
Genus Homo
Species sapiens
Race Caucasian
Gender Female
Age at sampling 31 years
Tissue cervix
Disease name cervical carcinoma
Classification cancer
History Cell Resource Center for Biomedical Research, Tohoku University(TKG0403)
Lifespan infinite
Morphology epithelial-like
Cellosaurus(Expasy) CVCL_1906
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Medium Medium List
Culture type Adherent cells
Culture medium MEM + 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 (-)
Isozyme LD, NP
Chromosome mode 71-75(50) : 71(3),72(8),73(15),74(16),75(8)
STR(human) OK
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Reference information Reference 5
User's Publication 17

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20839  Tanaka A, Nakano T, Watanabe K, Masuda K, Honda G, Kamata S, Yasui R, Kozuka-Hata H, Watanabe C, Chinen T, Kitagawa D, Sawai S, Oyama M, Yanagisawa M, Kunieda T.  Stress-dependent cell stiffening by tardigrade tolerance proteins that reversibly form a filamentous network and gel.  PLoS Biol  2022  20(9):e3001780  PubMed ID: 36067153   DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3001780
16526  Ohno Y, Yi R, Suganami A, Tamura Y, Matsumoto A, Matsumoto S, Saito K, Shirasawa H.  CCL299, a Benzimidazole Derivative Induces G 1 Phase Arrest and Apoptosis in Cancer Cells  Anticancer Res  2021  41(2):699-706  PubMed ID: 33517274   DOI: 10.21873/anticanres.14821
11252  Matsuo J, Haga S, Hashimoto K, Okubo T, Ozawa T, Ozaki M, Yamaguchi H.  Activation of caspase-3 during Chlamydia trachomatis-induced apoptosis at a late stage.  Can. J. Microbiol.  2019    PubMed ID: 30336068   DOI: 10.1139/cjm-2018-0408
11429  Matsuo J, Sakai K, Okubo T, Yamaguchi H.  Chlamydia pneumoniae enhances Interleukin 8 (IL-8) production with reduced azithromycin sensitivity under hypoxia.  APMIS  2019    PubMed ID: 30746791   DOI: 10.1111/apm.12924
11624  Furuse Y, Chaimongkol N, Okamoto M, Oshitani H.  Evolutionary and Functional Diversity of the 5' Untranslated Region of Enterovirus D68: Increased Activity of the Internal Ribosome Entry Site of Viral Strains during the 2010s.  Viruses  2019    PubMed ID: 31288421   DOI: 10.3390/v11070626
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10607  Yamakawa K, Matsuo J, Okubo T, Nakamura S, Yamaguchi H.  Impact of capsaicin, an active component of chili pepper, on pathogenic chlamydial growth (Chlamydia trachomatis and Chlamydia pneumoniae) in immortal human epithelial HeLa cells.  J. Infect. Chemother.  2018  24:130-137  PubMed ID: 29132924   DOI: 10.1016/j.jiac.2017.10.007
9591  Li Y, Takahashi Y, Fujii S, Zhou Y, Hong R, Suzuki A, Tsubata T, Hase K, Wang JY.  EAF2 mediates germinal centre B-cell apoptosis to suppress excessive immune responses and prevent autoimmunity.  Nat Commun  2016  7:10836  PubMed ID: 26935903   DOI: 10.1038/ncomms10836
15063  Tanaka S, Tanaka J, Miwa Y, Horikawa DD, Katayama T, Arakawa K, Toyoda A, Kubo T, Kunieda T.  Novel mitochondria-targeted heat-soluble proteins identified in the anhydrobiotic Tardigrade improve osmotic tolerance of human cells  PLoS One  2015  10(2):e0118272  PubMed ID: 25675104   DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118272
17163  Murai R, Yamada K, Tanaka M, Kuribayashi K, Kobayashi D, Tsuji N, Watanabe N.  Reconstructing a 3-dimensional image of the results of antinuclear antibody testing by indirect immunofluorescence  J Immunol Methods  2013  387(1-2):312-6  PubMed ID: 23073364   DOI: 10.1016/j.jim.2012.10.004
9084  Zhuan Li, Yohei Yamauchi, Maki Kamakura, Tsugiya Murayama, Fumi Goshima, Hiroshi Kimura, Yukihiro Nishiyama  Herpes Simplex Virus Requires poly(ADP-ribose) Polymerase Activity for Efficient Replication and Induces Extracellular Signal-Related Kinase-Dependent Phosphorylation and ICP0-dependent Nuclear Localization of Tankyrase 1  J Virol  2012  86 (1), 492-503  PubMed ID: 22013039   DOI: 10.1128/JVI.05897-11
8305  Matsuo J, Kobayashi M, Nakamura S, Mizutani Y, Yao T, Hirai I, Yamamoto Y, Yamaguchi H.  Stability of Chlamydophila pneumoniae in a harsh environment without a requirement for acanthamoebae.  Microbiol. Immunol.  2010  54:63-73  PubMed ID: 20377739   DOI: 10.1111/j.1348-0421.2009.00182.x
8596  Fukasawa C, Ishiwada N, Ogita J, Hishiki H, Kohno Y.  The effects of disodium cromoglycate on enhanced adherence of Haemophilus influenzae to A549 cells infected with respiratory syncytial virus.  Pediatr. Res.  2009  66:168-73  PubMed ID: 19390482   DOI: 10.1203/PDR.0b013e3181aa3b2e
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8732  Matsuo J, Hayashi Y, Nakamura S, Sato M, Mizutani Y, Asaka M, Yamaguchi H.  Novel Parachlamydia acanthamoebae quantification method based on coculture with amoebae.  Appl. Environ. Microbiol.  2008  74:6397-404  PubMed ID: 18757579   DOI: 10.1128/AEM.00841-08
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