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RCB2206 : NCC-RbC-51  update : 2023/01/04
CommentHuman retinoblastoma cell line derived from cervical lymph node metastasis.
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Basic information Depositor Kaneko, Akihiro
Originator Inomata, Masako
Year of deposit 2002
Another name R51
Animal human < Mammals
Genus Homo
Species sapiens
Gender Male
Age at sampling 4 years
Tissue retinoblastoma, cervical lymph node meta
Disease name bilateral retinoblastoma
Classification cancer
Lifespan infinite
Morphology lymphocyte-like
Cellosaurus(Expasy) CVCL_3048
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Medium Medium List
Culture type Suspension cells
Medium and additives RPMI1640 + 20% FBS + 1mM Sodium Pyruvate
Antibiotics Free
Passage method dilution
Culture information Passage ratio 1 : 2-6 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 (-)
Isozyme LD, NP
STR(human) OK
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Reference information Reference 3
User's Publication 6

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4081  Masato Maekawa, Motoko Inomata, Masao S Sasaki, Akihiro Kaneko, Mineko Ushiama, Kokichi Sugano, Jun Takayama, Takashi Kanno  Electrophoretic variant of a lactate dehydrogenase isoenzyme and selective promoter methylation of the LDHA gene in a human retinoblastoma cell line  Clin Chem  2002  48(11):1938-45  PubMed ID: 12406979  
3455  Inomata M, Saijo N, Kawashima K, Kaneko A, Fujiwara Y, Kunikane H, Tanaka Y  Induction of apoptosis in cultured retinoblastoma cells by the protein phosphatase inhibitor, okadaic acid.  J Cancer Res Clin Oncol  1995  121:729-38  PubMed ID: 7499444   DOI: 10.1007/BF01213319
901  M Inomata, A Kaneko, N Saijo, S Tokura  Culture of retinoblastoma cells from clinical specimens: growth-promoting effect of 2-mercaptoethanol  J Cancer Res Clin Oncol  1994  120(3):149-55  PubMed ID: 8263010   DOI: 10.1007/BF01202193

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21035  Gopal D, Nagarajan H, Muthuvel B, Vetrivel U, George R, Janakiraman N.  Synthesis and Characterization of a Novel Peptide Targeting Human Tenon Fibroblast Cells To Modulate Fibrosis: An Integrated Empirical Approach.  ACS Pharmacol Transl Sci  2022  5(12):1254-1266  PubMed ID: 36524010   DOI: 10.1021/acsptsci.2c00148
17040  Sandeep Bose, Amit Chatterjee, Shantha Kumar Jenifer, Biswajit Mondal, Pillalamarri Srikrishnarka, Debasmita Ghosh, Angshuman Ray Chowdhuri, M. P. Kannan, Sailaja V. Elchuri, Thalappil Pradeep  Molecular Materials through Microdroplets: Synthesis of Protein-Protected Luminescent Clusters of Noble Metals  ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering  2021  9:4554-4563    DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c09145
13082  Raguraman R, Parameswaran S, Kanwar JR, Vasudevan M, Chitipothu S, Kanwar RK, Krishnakumar S.  Gene expression profiling of tumor stroma interactions in retinoblastoma.  Exp Eye Res  2020    PubMed ID: 32585195   DOI: 10.1016/j.exer.2020.108067
13774  Ravishankar H, Mangani AS, Shankar MB, Joshi M, Devasena T, Parameswaran S, Subramaniam K.  Characterization of NCC-RbC-51, an RB cell line isolated from a metastatic site  Histochem Cell Biol  2020  153(2):101-109  PubMed ID: 31781967   DOI: 10.1007/s00418-019-01832-1
13939  Ravishankar H, Mangani AS, Phoebe Moses GL, Mani SP, Parameswaran S, Khetan V, Ganesan S, Krishnakumar S.  Serum exosomal miRNA as biomarkers for Retinoblastoma  Exp Eye Res  2020  108184  PubMed ID: 32795526   DOI: 10.1016/j.exer.2020.108184
12528  Amit C, Muralikumar S, Janaki S, Lakshmipathy M, Therese KL, Umashankar V, Padmanabhan P, Narayanan J.  Designing and enhancing the antifungal activity of corneal specific cell penetrating peptide using gelatin hydrogel delivery system  Int J Nanomedicine  2019  14:605-622.  PubMed ID: 30697045   DOI: 10.2147/IJN.S184911

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