IMR-90 (ATCC® CCL-186)

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 16 weeks gestation
Gender female
Ethnicity Caucasian
Applications
This cell line is a suitable transfection host.
Storage Conditions liquid nitrogen vapor phase
Karyotype normal human female; diploid; stable. 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 human diploid fibroblast strain IMR-90 was derived by W.W. Nichols and associates from the lungs of a 16-week female fetus.
Clinical Data
16 weeks gestation
Caucasian
female

Virus Susceptibility Human poliovirus 1
Human poliovirus 2
Varicella-Zoster
Herpes simplex virus 1
Herpes simplex virus 2
Human poliovirus 3
Vaccinia virus
Human herpesvirus 5 , Human cytomegalovirus
Vesicular stomatitis virus
Comments
The division potential, viral susceptibilities and other properties have been thoroughly studied such that the line may be considered as an alternate for WI-38 and other standard human lung cell strains.
The cells have been reported to be capable of attaining 58 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. 

  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.
  6. Incubate cultures at 37°C.
Subcultivation Ratio: A subcultivation ratio of 1:2 to 1:8 is recommended
Medium Renewal: Every 3 to 4 days
Cryopreservation
Freeze medium: Complete growth medium 95%; DMSO, 5%
Storage temperature: liquid nitrogen vapor phase
Culture Conditions
Atmosphere: air, 95%; carbon dioxide (CO2), 5%
Temperature: 37°C
STR Profile
Amelogenin: X
CSF1PO: 11,13
D13S317: 11,13
D16S539: 10,13
D5S818: 12,13
D7S820: 9,12
THO1: 8,9.3
TPOX: 8,9
vWA: 16,19
Isoenzymes
G6PD, B
Name of Depositor WW Nichols
References

Nichols WW, et al. Characterization of a new human diploid cell strain, IMR-90. Science 196: 60-63, 1977. PubMed: 841339

Dolganov GM, et al. Human Rad50 is physically associated with human Mre11: identification of a conserved multiprotein complex implicated in recombinational DNA repair. Mol. Cell. Biol. 16: 4832-4841, 1996. PubMed: 8756642

Ostlund RE Jr., et al. A sterospecific myo-inositol/D-chiro-inositol transporter in HepG2 liver cells. J. Biol. Chem. 271: 10073-10078, 1996. PubMed: 8626564

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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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References

Nichols WW, et al. Characterization of a new human diploid cell strain, IMR-90. Science 196: 60-63, 1977. PubMed: 841339

Dolganov GM, et al. Human Rad50 is physically associated with human Mre11: identification of a conserved multiprotein complex implicated in recombinational DNA repair. Mol. Cell. Biol. 16: 4832-4841, 1996. PubMed: 8756642

Ostlund RE Jr., et al. A sterospecific myo-inositol/D-chiro-inositol transporter in HepG2 liver cells. J. Biol. Chem. 271: 10073-10078, 1996. PubMed: 8626564