A388 (ATCC® CRL-7905)

Organism: Homo sapiens, human  /  Disease: epidermoid carcinoma

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Organism Homo sapiens, human
Product Format frozen
Morphology epithelial
Culture Properties adherent
Biosafety Level 1
Disease epidermoid carcinoma
Age 86 years
Gender male
Storage Conditions liquid nitrogen vapor phase
Karyotype modal number = 48; range = 45 to 49
Clinical Data
male
Comments
Part of the NBL Collection. Unlike other cell lines in the NBL Collection, this item has been fully accessioned by ATCC and is covered by the standard warranty.
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
Protocol: Volumes used in this protocol are for 75 sq cm flasks; 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 Ca++/Mg++ free Dulbecco's phosphate-buffered saline (D-PBS) or 0.25% (w/v) Trypsin - 0.53 mM EDTA solution to remove all traces of serum which contains trypsin inhibitor.
  3. Add 1.0 to 2.0 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 37C 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 37C.
Subcultivation ratio: A subcultivation ratio of 1:2 to 1:3 is recommended.
Medium renewal: Every 2 to 3 days
Cryopreservation
Freeze medium: Complete growth medium, 95%; DMSO, 5%
liquid nitrogen vapor phase
Culture Conditions
Atmosphere: air, 95%; carbon dioxide (CO2), 5%
STR Profile
Amelogenin: X
CSF1PO: 10,11
D13S317: 11
D16S539: 11,12
D5S818: 11,13
D7S820: 10
THO1: 9,9.3
TPOX: 8,9
vWA: 17,18
Isoenzymes
G6PD, B
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.
Basic Documentation
References

Giard DJ, et al. In vitro cultivation of human tumors: establishment of cell lines derived from a series of solid tumors. J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 51: 1417-1423, 1973. PubMed: 4357758