MB352 (ATCC® CRL-2821)

Organism: Mus musculus, mouse  /  Cell Type: fibroblast, spontaneously immortalized  /  Tissue: embryo  / 

Organism Mus musculus, mouse
Tissue embryo
Cell Type fibroblast, spontaneously immortalized
Product Format frozen
Morphology fibroblast
Culture Properties adherent
Biosafety Level 1
Age 14.5 days gestation embryo
Applications
DNA repair studies
Storage Conditions liquid nitrogen vapor phase
Derivation
MB352 (p53 null) is a mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) cell line derived from p53 null (-/-) mouse embryos at day 14.5 of gestation. The cells were spontaneously immortalized at passage 5 due to the loss of the p53 gene.
Complete Growth Medium The base medium for this cell line is ATCC-formulated Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium, Catalog No. 30-2002. 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.
  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. Add appropriate aliquots of the cell suspension to new culture vessels.
    An inoculum of 2 to 6 x 103 viable cells/cm2 is recommended.
  6. Incubate cultures at 37°C.
Interval: Maintain cultures at a cell concentration between 6 x 103 and 6 x 104 cells/cm2.
Subcultivation Ratio: A subcultivation ratio of 1:6 to 1:8 is recommended
Medium Renewal: Two to three times weekly

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 5% (v/v) 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%
Population Doubling Time 17 hours
Name of Depositor RW Sobol
Passage History
MB352 (p53 null) is a mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) cell line derived from p53 null (-/-) mouse embryos at day 14.5 of gestation. The cells were spontaneously immortalized at passage 5 due to the loss of the p53 gene.
Year of Origin 2000
References

Sobol RW, et al. Requirement of mammalian DNA polymerase-beta in base-excision repair. Nature 379: 183-186, 1996. PubMed: 8538772

Sobol RW, et al. Base excision repair intermediates induce p53-independent cytotoxic and genotoxic responses. J. Biol. Chem. 278: 39951-39959, 2003. PubMed: 12882965

Jacks T, et al. Tumor spectrum analysis in p53-mutant mice. Curr. Biol. 4: 1-7, 1994. PubMed: 7922305

Sobol RW, et al. The lyase activity of the DNA repair protein beta-polymerase protects from DNA-damage-induced cytotoxicity. Nature 405: 807-810, 2000. PubMed: 10866204

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.

Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, 5th ed. HHS. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2007. The entire text is available online at http://www.cdc.gov/OD/ohs/biosfty/bmbl5/bmbl5toc.htm

Basic Documentation
References

Sobol RW, et al. Requirement of mammalian DNA polymerase-beta in base-excision repair. Nature 379: 183-186, 1996. PubMed: 8538772

Sobol RW, et al. Base excision repair intermediates induce p53-independent cytotoxic and genotoxic responses. J. Biol. Chem. 278: 39951-39959, 2003. PubMed: 12882965

Jacks T, et al. Tumor spectrum analysis in p53-mutant mice. Curr. Biol. 4: 1-7, 1994. PubMed: 7922305

Sobol RW, et al. The lyase activity of the DNA repair protein beta-polymerase protects from DNA-damage-induced cytotoxicity. Nature 405: 807-810, 2000. PubMed: 10866204

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.

Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, 5th ed. HHS. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2007. The entire text is available online at http://www.cdc.gov/OD/ohs/biosfty/bmbl5/bmbl5toc.htm