BRL 3A (ATCC® CRL-1442)

Organism: Rattus norvegicus, rat  /  Cell Type: fibroblast  /  Tissue: liver  / 

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Organism Rattus norvegicus, rat
Tissue liver
Cell Type fibroblast
Product Format frozen
Culture Properties adherent
Biosafety Level 1
Strain Buffalo
Storage Conditions liquid nitrogen vapor phase
Derivation
BRL 3A was derived from buffalo rat liver cells
Genes Expressed
Somatomedin like multiplication stimulating activity (MSA)
Comments
The serum-free conditioned medium from this cell line is a source of MSA. MSA is a family of polypeptides that can partially satisfy the serum requirement of chick embryo fibroblasts.
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% This medium is formulated for use with a 5% CO2 in air atmosphere. ATCC tested fetal bovine serum is available as ATCC® Catalog No. 30-2020 (500 mL) and ATCC® Catalog No. 30-2021 (100 mL).
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.
  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 that 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. To remove trypsin-EDTA solution, transfer cell suspension to centrifuge tube and spin at approximately 125 x g for 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. Discard supernatant and resuspend cells in fresh growth medium with 10% FBS added. Add appropriate aliquots of cell suspension to new culture vessels.
  7. Place culture vessels in incubators at 37°C. 24 hours later perform a fluid change with serum free growth medium if desired (Nissley SP, et al.. 1977).

Subcultivation Ratio: A subcultivation ratio of 1:3 to 1:6 is recommended
Medium Renewal: 2 times per week

Note: For more information on enzymatic dissociation and subculturing of cell lines consult Chapter 10 in Culture of Animal Cells, a Manual of Basic Technique by R. Ian Freshney, 3rd edition, published by Alan R. Liss, N.Y., 1994.

Cryopreservation
Complete growth medium supplemented with 10% fetal bovine serum and 5% DMSO. Cell culture tested DMSO is available as ATCC Catalog No. 4-X.
Culture Conditions

Temperature: 37°C
Atmosphere: Air, 95%; carbon dioxide (CO2), 5%

Note:

 For 24 hrs after initiating culture from a thawed ampule or after subculturing, grow the cells in culture medium with 10% fetal bovine serum.

If desired, after 24 hrs, the cells may be transferred to serum-free medium.  RefNissley SP, et al. Proliferation of buffalo rat liver cells in serum-free medium does not depend upon multiplication-stimulating activity (MSA). Cell 11: 441-446, 1977. PubMed: 302146
Name of Depositor SP Nissley, MM Rechler
References

Coon HG, Weiss MC. A quantitative comparison of formation of spontaneous and virus- produced viable hybrids. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 62: 852-859, 1969. PubMed: 4308097

Dulak NC, Temin HM. A partially purified polypeptide fraction from rat liver cell conditioned medium with multiplication-stimulating activity for embryo fibroblasts. J. Cell. Physiol. 81: 153-170, 1973. PubMed: 4735141

Dulak NC, Shing YW. Large scale purification and further characterization of a rat liver cell conditioned medium multiplication stimulating activity. J. Cell. Physiol. 90: 127-130, 1977. PubMed: 833209

Schalch DS, et al. Nonsuppressible insulin-like activity (NSILA). I. Development of a new sensitive competitive protein-binding assay for determination of serum levels. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 46: 664-671, 1978. PubMed: 755052

Hay, R. J., Caputo, J. L., and Macy, M. L., Eds. (1992), ATCC Quality Control Methods for Cell Lines. 2nd edition, Published by ATCC.

Caputo, J. L., Biosafety procedures in cell culture. J. Tissue Culture Methods 11:223-227, 1988.

Fleming, D.O., Richardson, J. H., Tulis, J.J. and Vesley, D., (1995) Laboratory Safety: Principles and Practice. Second edition, ASM press, Washington, DC.

Nissley SP, et al. Proliferation of buffalo rat liver cells in serum-free medium does not depend upon multiplication-stimulating activity (MSA). Cell 11: 441-446, 1977. PubMed: 302146

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : U14746 Rattus norvegicus VHL protein (VHL) mRNA, complete cds.

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Basic Documentation
References

Coon HG, Weiss MC. A quantitative comparison of formation of spontaneous and virus- produced viable hybrids. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 62: 852-859, 1969. PubMed: 4308097

Dulak NC, Temin HM. A partially purified polypeptide fraction from rat liver cell conditioned medium with multiplication-stimulating activity for embryo fibroblasts. J. Cell. Physiol. 81: 153-170, 1973. PubMed: 4735141

Dulak NC, Shing YW. Large scale purification and further characterization of a rat liver cell conditioned medium multiplication stimulating activity. J. Cell. Physiol. 90: 127-130, 1977. PubMed: 833209

Schalch DS, et al. Nonsuppressible insulin-like activity (NSILA). I. Development of a new sensitive competitive protein-binding assay for determination of serum levels. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 46: 664-671, 1978. PubMed: 755052

Hay, R. J., Caputo, J. L., and Macy, M. L., Eds. (1992), ATCC Quality Control Methods for Cell Lines. 2nd edition, Published by ATCC.

Caputo, J. L., Biosafety procedures in cell culture. J. Tissue Culture Methods 11:223-227, 1988.

Fleming, D.O., Richardson, J. H., Tulis, J.J. and Vesley, D., (1995) Laboratory Safety: Principles and Practice. Second edition, ASM press, Washington, DC.

Nissley SP, et al. Proliferation of buffalo rat liver cells in serum-free medium does not depend upon multiplication-stimulating activity (MSA). Cell 11: 441-446, 1977. PubMed: 302146