SW 156 [SW-156, SW156] (ATCC® CRL-2175)

Organism: Homo sapiens, human  /  Tissue: kidney  /  Disease: hypernephroma

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Organism Homo sapiens, human
Tissue kidney
Product Format frozen
Morphology epithelial
Culture Properties adherent
Biosafety Level 1
Disease hypernephroma
Age 75 years
Gender male
Ethnicity Caucasian
Storage Conditions liquid nitrogen vapor phase
Derivation
The SW 156 line was established in 1972 by A. Leibovitz from a hypernephroma.
Clinical Data
75 years
male
Caucasian
Antigen Expression
Blood Type O; Rh +
Complete Growth Medium Leibovitz's L-15 medium with 2mM L-glutamine, 90%; fetal bovine serum, 10%

(Note: The L-15 medium formulation was devised for use in a free gas exchange with atmospheric air. A CO2 and air mixture is detrimental to cells when using this medium for cultivation)


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-0.03% (w/v) 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 1:4 to 1:6 is recommended
Medium Renewal: 2 to 3 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 Culture medium, 95%; DMSO, 5%. Cell culture tested DMSO is available as ATCC Catalog No. 4-X.
Name of Depositor W McCombs
References

Fogh J, et al. Absence of HeLa cell contamination in 169 cell lines derived from human tumors. J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 58: 209-214, 1977. PubMed: 833871

Fogh J. Cultivation, characterization, and identification of human tumor cells with emphasis on kidney, testis, and bladder tumors. Natl. Cancer Inst. Monogr. 49: 5-9, 1978. PubMed: 571047

Notice: Necessary PermitsPermits

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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Restrictions

These cells are distributed for research purposes only. The Scott and White Clinic releases the line subject to the following:

  1. The cells or products derived from them must not be sold or used for commercial purposes. Nor can the cells be distributed to third parties for purpose of sale, or producing for sale, cells or their products. Commercial interests are the exclusive property of the Scott and White Clinic.
  2. Any proposed commercial use of these cells or products produced by them must first be negotiated with the Scott and White Clinic, 2401 S. 31 Street, Temple, Texas 76508. Telephone (817) 774-2432.

References

Fogh J, et al. Absence of HeLa cell contamination in 169 cell lines derived from human tumors. J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 58: 209-214, 1977. PubMed: 833871

Fogh J. Cultivation, characterization, and identification of human tumor cells with emphasis on kidney, testis, and bladder tumors. Natl. Cancer Inst. Monogr. 49: 5-9, 1978. PubMed: 571047