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RCB3677 : A549  update : 2021/04/08
CommentHuman cell line derived from lung cancer. Epithelial-like cells. HLA-A 2603/3001. A culture submitted to the Cell Resource Center for Biomedical Research was found to be contaminated with mycoplasma. Progeny were cured by Treatments with BM Cycline and MC210. TKG0184 (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 Fukuda, Hiroshi
Originator Giard, D. J. et al.
Year of deposit 2011
Original cell TKG0184
Animal _human < Mammals
Genus Homo
Species sapiens
Gender Male
Tissue lung
Disease name adenocarcinoma
Classification cancer
History Cell Resource Center for Biomedical Research, Tohoku University(TKG0184)
Lifespan infinite
Morphology epithelial-like
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Medium Medium List
Culture type Adherent cells
Medium and additives MEM + 10% FBS + 0.1mM NEAA
Antibiotics Free
Passage method 0.25% trypsin
Culture information Passage ratio 1 : 8-10 split
SC frequency Subculture : 2 times/week
Temperature 37 ℃
CO2 concentration 5 %
Freeze medium Medium + 10% DMSO
Freezing method Slow freezing
Mycoplasma (-)
STR(human) OK
Animal PCR OK
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Reference information Reference 2
User's Publication 2

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4609  Lieber M, Smith B, Szakal A, Nelson-Rees W, Todaro G.  A continuous tumor-cell line from a human lung carcinoma with properties of type II alveolar epithelial cells.  Int J Cancer  1976  17(1):62-70  PubMed ID: 175022
1026  Giard DJ, Aaronson SA, Todaro GJ, Arnstein P, Kersey JH, Dosik H, Parks WP.  In vitro cultivation of human tumors: establishment of cell lines derived from a series of solid tumors.  J Natl Cancer Inst  1973  51(5):1417-23  PubMed ID: 4357758

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13571  Melanny Ika Sulistyowaty et al  Synthesis, In Vitro Anticancer Activity and In Silico Study of some Benzylidene Hydrazide Derivatives  Key Engineering Materials  2020  840:277-283 
11381  Win NN, Kyaw MM, Prema, Ngwe H, Ito T, Asakawa Y, Okamoto Y, Tanaka M, Abe I, Morita H.  Dinorcassane Diterpenoid from Boesenbergia rotunda Rhizomes Collected in Lower Myanmar.  Chem. Biodivers.  2019    PubMed ID: 30645035

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