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SPECIES: mouse, BALB/c
ECACC catalog code: 94050407
TRANSFORMED BY: SV40
Description: Mouse Hepatocyte, SV40 (tsA255) transformed
Viruses: See Properties
Depositor: Obtained from ATCC, USA
No restrictions. Patent: None Specified By Depositor
Properties: Applications: Provides modal system for studying hepatocyte differentiation because some hepatocyte phenotypes are inducible in the cells. Transfection recipient for assays of genetic regulatory sequence function for liver genes that do not function in other cells.
Available in the following LABORATORY:
Part of the Business Division of the Health Protection Agency (ECACC, Salisbury, Wiltshire)
DMEM (containing 1g / l glucose) + 2mM Glutamine + 250nM Dexamethasone (DXMT) + 4% Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS). Split confluent cultures 1:6 to 1:10 i.e. seeding at 2-4x10,000 cells/cm2 using 0.25% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 33C.
From primary hepatocyte culture of 6 wk old female BALB/c mouse transformed with tsA255 (temperature-sensitive mutant of SV40 virus). H2.35 is temperature sensitive for expression of serum albumin mRNA. During routine propagation at 33C it exhibits extremely low levels of albumin transcription and mRNA, while at the restructure temp of 39C albumin mRNA increases 100 fold if the cells are grown in serum free medium on a collagen substratum. Undergoes morphological changes in response to extracellular matrix gel substrata, albumin gene transcription is induced. Liver-enriched transcription factors are induced in serum-free medium and on collagen gels. The cells should be handled under laboratory containment level 2.
Research council deposit: No;
Price Code: C;
Validated by: isoenzymes (species confirmation)
Availability in cell line catalogues: ATCC: CRL 1995
- Mol Cell Biol 1990;10:4582 - PMID: 2167434
- Mol Cell Biol 1990;11:773
- Mol Cell Biol 1991;11:4405 - PMID: 1875930
- Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1988;85:9076 - PMID: 3194409
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Cell Line Data Base: structure and recent improvements towards molecular authentication of human cell lines.
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