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Cat.No.: CSC-C0391

Species: Human

Source: astrocytoma

Morphology: adherent fibroblastic cells growing as monolayer with contact inhibition, occasional giant cells

Culture Properties: monolayer

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Established from the surgical resection of a left parieto-occipital glioblastoma from a 47-year-old man in 1980; cells were described to secrete plasminogen activator, to be clonogenic in soft agar and to be tumorigenic in nude mice; DNA fingerprinting showed unequivocally that SNB-19 is a subclone of the astrocytoma cell line U-251 MG)
Recommended Medium
90%DMEM + 10% h.i.FBS
Culture Properties
adherent fibroblastic cells growing as monolayer with contact inhibition, occasional giant cells
Human hypotriploid karyotype with 15% polyploidy - 63(58-63)<3n>XXY, +1, +7, -8, -10, -12, -13, -14, -15, -16, -18, -21, -22, +2mar, der(1)del(1)(q23)ins(1;4)(p32;q?23q27), del(1)(q13), del(4)(q23q27), del(4)(q28q35), add(8)(q24), add(11)(p15), der(19)add
Quality Control
Mycoplasma: negative in DAPI, microbiological culture, RNA hybridization, PCR assays
Immunology: cytokeratin -, cytokeratin-7 -, cytokeratin-8 -, cytokeratin-17 -, cytokeratin-18 -, desmin -, endothel -, GFAP +, neurofilament -, vimentin +
Viruses: ELISA:
Storage and Shipping
Frozen with 70% medium, 20% FBS, 10% DMSO at about 1.5 x 10^6 cells/ampoule; ship in dry ice; store in liquid nitrogen
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Should DMSO be removed as soon as a frozen tube of cells is thawed and cultured?

Most cell lines (including suspension cells), except for a few cells that are specifically indicated as being sensitive to DMSO, should be placed directly into a corner bottle containing 10-15ml of fresh medium after thawing and then replaced with fresh medium the next day to remove the DMSO, as this will avoid most problems with cell growth or adhesion after thawing.

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