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Cell No. : Cell Name
RCB2332 : V79-4  update : 2023/10/16
CommentA subline of the V79 cell line following cloning. Widely used for radiation biology, mutagenesis and mammalian cell genetics.
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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 Miyoshi, Hiroyuki
Originator Ernest H. Y. Chu
Year of deposit 2006
Animal _hamster < Mammals
Strain name Chinese
Gender Male
Tissue lung
Classification other
Lifespan infinite
Morphology fibroblast-like
Cellosaurus(Expasy) CVCL_2796
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Medium Medium List
Culture type Adherent cells
Culture medium DMEM (low glucose) + 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 (-)
Animal PCR OK
Isozyme LD, NP
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Reference information Reference 6
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5156  Popescu NC, Amsbaugh SC, DiPaolo JA.  Human and rodent transformed cells are more sensitive to in vitro induction of SCE by N-methyl-N'-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine (MNNG) than normal cells.  Hum Genet  1983  63(1):53-7  PubMed ID: 6299927   DOI: 10.1007/BF00285398
5155  Popescu NC, Amsbaugh SC, Larramendy ML, DiPaolo JA.  12-O-tetradecanoyl-phorbol-13-acetate and its relationship to SCE induction in Syrian and Chinese hamster cells.  Environ Mutagen  1982  4(1):73-81  PubMed ID: 7067669   DOI: 10.1002/em.2860040110
5153  Myhr BC, Dipaolo JA.  Mutagenesis by N-acetoxy-2-acetyl aminofluorene of chinese hamster V79 cells is unaffected by caffeine.  Chem Biol Interact  1978  21(1):1-18  PubMed ID: 566636   DOI: 10.1016/0009-2797(78)90064-9
5154  Popescu NC, Turnbull D, DiPaolo JA.  Sister chromatid exchange and chromosome aberration analysis with the use of several carcinogens and noncarcinogens.  J Natl Cancer Inst  1977  59(1):289-93  PubMed ID: 406414   DOI: 10.1093/jnci/59.1.289
5152  Myhr BC, Dipalo JA.  Requirement for cell dispersion prior to selection of induced azaguanine-resistant colonies of Chinese hamster cells.  Genetics  1975  80(1):157-69  PubMed ID: 1093934   DOI: 10.1093/genetics/80.1.157
5151  Chu EH, Malling HV.  Mammalian cell genetics. II. Chemical induction of specific locus mutations in Chinese hamster cells in vitro.  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A  1968  61(4):1306-12  PubMed ID: 5249812   DOI: 10.1073/pnas.61.4.1306

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