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SPECIES: hamster, golden Syrian
TUMOR: melanoma, melanotic
ECACC catalog code: 93120834
Description: Hamster Syrian melanotic melanoma
Viruses: See Properties
Depositor: Dr M Ferrari, Instituto Zooprofilattico, Brescia, ITALY
No restrictions. Patent: None Specified By Depositor
Properties: Applications: Tumourigenicity studies
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Part of the Business Division of the Health Protection Agency (ECACC, Salisbury, Wiltshire)
McCoy's 5a + 2mM Glutamine + 10-20% Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS). Split confluent cultures 1:3 i.e. seeding at 1.5x1,000,000 cells/cm2 using 0.25% trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37C.
Karyotype: 2n = 44
Derived from a spontaneous malignant melanoma in an aged golden Syrian hamster. The cells have the ability to produce melanin in vitro. The TD50 for new-born hamsters is 68 cells.
Research council deposit: No;
Price Code: C;
Availability in cell line catalogues: IZSBS: BS TCL58
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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.