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ECACC catalog code: 95102517
Description: Mouse mesonephric epithelium, polyoma virus large T transformed
Viruses: See Properties
Depositor: Prof V van Heyningen, MRC Human Genetics Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK (Originator)
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Properties: Products: WT1 (expressed gene) Applications: Gene expression and protein studies connected to kidney development and Wilms' tumourigenesis.
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Part of the Business Division of the Health Protection Agency (ECACC, Salisbury, Wiltshire)
DMEM + 2mM Glutamine + 10% Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS). Split confluent cultures 1:5 to 1:10 i.e. seeding at 5x1,000 to 1x10,000 cells/cm2 using 0.25% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37C [cell growth impaired at lower densities].
The WT1-expressing mesonephric cell line M15 (alias Meso15) was established from mouse mesonephros transgenically expressing the large T protein of polyoma virus under the control of the early viral enhancer. As a tumour suppresser gene with a key role in urogenital development, WT1 is implicated as predisposition gene in the pathogenesis of Wilms' tumour (WT).
Research council deposit: Yes;
Price Code: C;
Validated by: isoenzymes (species confirmation)
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IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino
Largo Rosanna Benzi, 10 - I-16132 Genova - Italy
Dott.ssa Paola Visconti
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P. Romano, A. Manniello, O. Aresu, M. Armento, M. Cesaro, B. Parodi.
Cell Line Data Base: structure and recent improvements towards molecular authentication of human cell lines.
Nucleic Acids Research 2009 37(Database issue):D925-D932.