MRC-5 (ATCC® CCL-171)

Organism: Homo sapiens, human  /  Cell Type: fibroblast  /  Tissue: lung  /  Disease: Normal

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Organism Homo sapiens, human
Tissue lung
Cell Type fibroblast
Product Format frozen
Morphology fibroblast
Culture Properties adherent
Biosafety Level 1
Disease Normal
Age 14 weeks gestation
Gender Male
Ethnicity Caucasian
Applications
efficacy testing
transfection host
viruscide testing
Storage Conditions liquid nitrogen vapor phase
Karyotype Chromosome Frequency Distribution 50 Cells: 2n = 46. This is a normal diploid human cell line with 46,XY karyotype. The modal chromosome number was 46, occurring in 70% of cells. The rate of polyploidy was 3.6%. Both X and Y chromosomes were normal. Note: Cytogenetic information is based on initial seed stock at ATCC. Cytogenetic instability has been reported in the literature for some cell lines.
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Derivation
The MRC-5 cell line was derived from normal lung tissue of a 14-week-old male fetus by J.P. Jacobs in September of 1966.
Clinical Data Caucasian
male
14 weeks gestation
Virus Susceptibility Human poliovirus 1
Herpes simplex virus
Vesicular stomatitis, Glasgow (Indiana)
Vesicular stomatitis, Orsay (Indiana)
Comments
The cells are capable of 42 to 46 population doublings before the onset of senescence.
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

Volumes used in this protocol are for 75 cm2 flask; proportionally reduce or increase amount of dissociation medium for culture vessels of other sizes. Corning® T-75 flasks (catalog #430641) are recommended for subculturing this product.

  1. Remove and discard culture medium.
  2. Briefly rinse the cell layer with 0.25% (w/v) Trypsin- 0.53 mM EDTA solution to remove all traces of serum which contains trypsin inhibitor.
  3. Add 2.0 to 3.0 mL of Trypsin-EDTA solution to flask and observe cells under an inverted microscope until cell layer is dispersed (usually within 5 to 15 minutes).
    Note: To avoid clumping do not agitate the cells by hitting or shaking the flask while waiting for the cells to detach. Cells that are difficult to detach may be placed at 37°C to facilitate dispersal.
  4. Add 6.0 to 8.0 mL of complete growth medium and aspirate cells by gently pipetting.
  5. Add appropriate aliquots of the cell suspension to new culture vessels.
  6. Incubate cultures at 37°C.
Subcultivation Ratio: A subcultivation ratio of 1:2 to 1:5 is recommended
Medium Renewal: 1 to 2 times per week
Cryopreservation
Freeze medium: Complete growth medium 95%; DMSO, 5%
Storage temperature: liquid nitrogen vapor temerpature
Culture Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
Atmosphere: air, 95%; carbon dioxide (CO2), 5%
STR Profile
Amelogenin: X,Y
CSF1PO: 11,12
D13S317: 11,14
D16S539: 9,11
D5S818: 11,12
D7S820: 10,11
THO1: 8
TPOX: 8
vWA: 15
Isoenzymes
G6PD, B
Name of Depositor JP Jacobs
Year of Origin September, 1966
References

Jacobs JP, et al. Characteristics of a human diploid cell designated MRC-5. Nature 227: 168-170, 1970. PubMed: 4316953

. Proc. Symp. Human Diploid Cells. Zagreb, Yugoslavia: Yugoslav Acad. Sci. Arts; 1970.

Holliday R, Tarrant GM. Altered enzymes in ageing human fibroblasts. Nature 238: 26-30, 1972. PubMed: 12635262

Lewis CM, Tarrant GM. Error theory and ageing in human diploid fibroblasts. Nature 239: 316-318, 1972. PubMed: 12635218

Landers JE, et al. Translational enhancement of mdm2 oncogene expression in human tumor cells containing a stabilized wild-type p53 protein. Cancer Res. 57: 3562-3568, 1997. PubMed: 9270029

Kaur A, et al. Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte responses to cytomegalovirus in normal and simian immunodeficiency virus-infected Rhesus macaques. J. Virol. 70: 7725-7733, 1996. PubMed: 8892893

Biological evaluation of medical devices. Part 5: Tests for in vitro cytotoxicity. Sydney, NSW, Australia:Standards Australia;Standards Australia AS ISO 10993.5-2002.

Biological evaluation of medical devices--Part 5: Tests for in vitro cytotoxicity. Geneva (Switzerland):International Organization for Standardization/ANSI;ISO ISO 10993-5:1999.

Standard Test Method for Determining the Virus-Eliminating Effectiveness of Liquid Hygienic Handwash and Handrub Agents Using the Fingerpads of Adult Volunteers. West Conshohocken, PA:ASTM International;ASTM Standard Test Method E 1838-02.

Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Handwashing Formulation for Virus-Eliminating Activity using the Entire Hand. West Conshohocken, PA:ASTM International;ASTM Standard Test Method E 2011-99.

Standard Quantitative Disk Carrier Test Method for Determining the Bactericidal, Virucidal, Fungicidal, Mycobactericidal and Sporicidal Activities of Liquid Chemical Germicides. West Conshohocken, PA:ASTM International;ASTM Standard Test Method E 2197-02.

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These permits may be required for shipping this product:

  • Customers located in the state of Hawaii will need to contact the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to determine if an Import Permit is required. A copy of the permit or documentation that a permit is not required must be sent to ATCC in advance of shipment.
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FAQ's
  1. CCL-171 growth
    MRC-5 cells can be sensitive to DMSO and the cryoprotectant should be removed immediately upon thaw, by gentle centrifugation (125 × g for 10 minutes) in 9-10 mls of complete ATCC-formulate...
    Date Updated: 2/21/2014
  2. Number of population doublings (PDL) for ATCC® CCL-171™


    Date Updated: 5/19/2014

References

Jacobs JP, et al. Characteristics of a human diploid cell designated MRC-5. Nature 227: 168-170, 1970. PubMed: 4316953

. Proc. Symp. Human Diploid Cells. Zagreb, Yugoslavia: Yugoslav Acad. Sci. Arts; 1970.

Holliday R, Tarrant GM. Altered enzymes in ageing human fibroblasts. Nature 238: 26-30, 1972. PubMed: 12635262

Lewis CM, Tarrant GM. Error theory and ageing in human diploid fibroblasts. Nature 239: 316-318, 1972. PubMed: 12635218

Landers JE, et al. Translational enhancement of mdm2 oncogene expression in human tumor cells containing a stabilized wild-type p53 protein. Cancer Res. 57: 3562-3568, 1997. PubMed: 9270029

Kaur A, et al. Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte responses to cytomegalovirus in normal and simian immunodeficiency virus-infected Rhesus macaques. J. Virol. 70: 7725-7733, 1996. PubMed: 8892893

Biological evaluation of medical devices. Part 5: Tests for in vitro cytotoxicity. Sydney, NSW, Australia:Standards Australia;Standards Australia AS ISO 10993.5-2002.

Biological evaluation of medical devices--Part 5: Tests for in vitro cytotoxicity. Geneva (Switzerland):International Organization for Standardization/ANSI;ISO ISO 10993-5:1999.

Standard Test Method for Determining the Virus-Eliminating Effectiveness of Liquid Hygienic Handwash and Handrub Agents Using the Fingerpads of Adult Volunteers. West Conshohocken, PA:ASTM International;ASTM Standard Test Method E 1838-02.

Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Handwashing Formulation for Virus-Eliminating Activity using the Entire Hand. West Conshohocken, PA:ASTM International;ASTM Standard Test Method E 2011-99.

Standard Quantitative Disk Carrier Test Method for Determining the Bactericidal, Virucidal, Fungicidal, Mycobactericidal and Sporicidal Activities of Liquid Chemical Germicides. West Conshohocken, PA:ASTM International;ASTM Standard Test Method E 2197-02.