Aedes albopictus clone C6/36 (ATCC® CRL-1660)

Organism: Aedes albopictus, mosquito, Asian tiger  /  Tissue: larva, whole  / 

Organism Aedes albopictus, mosquito, Asian tiger
Tissue
larva, whole
Product Format frozen
Culture Properties adherent
Biosafety Level 1
Age larva
Applications
This cell line is useful for the replication of flaviviruses and reportedly can be used to replicate Dengue viruses to high titers. They are also a suitable transfection host.
Storage Conditions liquid nitrogen vapor phase
Karyotype diploid
Tumorigenic No
Effects
Yes, did form colonies in semisolid medium
No, the cells were not tumorigenic in immunosuppressed mice
Comments
The cells are non-anchorage dependent, are not tumorigenic and maintain a diploid chromosome number.
Complete Growth Medium The base medium for this cell line is ATCC-formulated Eagle's Minimum Essential Medium, Catalog No. 30-2003. To make the complete growth medium, add the following components to the base medium: fetal bovine serum to a final concentration of 10%.
Subculturing
Subcultures are prepared by scraping or by vigorous pipetting. Remove the old medium, add fresh complete culture medium, dislodge cells from the floor of the flask, aspirate and dispense into new flasks.
Subcultivation Ratio: A subcultivation ratio of 1:4 to 1:10 is recommended
Medium Renewal: Twice per week
Cryopreservation
Freeze medium: culture medium 95%; DMSO, 5%
Storage temperature: liquid nitrogen vapor phase
Culture Conditions
Atmosphere: air, 95%; carbon dioxide (CO2), 5%
Temperature: 28°C
Name of Depositor KH Eckels
References

Igarashi A. Isolation of a Singh's Aedes albopictus cell clone sensitive to Dengue and Chikungunya viruses. J. Gen. Virol. 40: 531-544, 1978. PubMed: 690610

Singh KRP. Cell cultures derived from larvae of Aedes albopictus (Skuse) and Aedes aegypti (L.). Curr. Sci. 36: 506-508, 1967.

Clone C6/36 was derived from A. albopictus cells (see ATCC CCL-126) which were adapted to Eagle's minimum essential medium by A. Igarashi and then cloned and recloned by seeding single cell suspensions into petri dishes.

Basic Documentation
References

Igarashi A. Isolation of a Singh's Aedes albopictus cell clone sensitive to Dengue and Chikungunya viruses. J. Gen. Virol. 40: 531-544, 1978. PubMed: 690610

Singh KRP. Cell cultures derived from larvae of Aedes albopictus (Skuse) and Aedes aegypti (L.). Curr. Sci. 36: 506-508, 1967.

Clone C6/36 was derived from A. albopictus cells (see ATCC CCL-126) which were adapted to Eagle's minimum essential medium by A. Igarashi and then cloned and recloned by seeding single cell suspensions into petri dishes.