B104-1-1 (ATCC® CRL-1887)

Organism: Mus musculus, mouse  /  Cell Type: neuroblast  /  Tissue: embryo  /  Disease: Neuroblastoma, Glioblastoma

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Organism Mus musculus, mouse
Tissue embryo
Cell Type neuroblast
Product Format frozen
Morphology fibroblast
Culture Properties adherent
Biosafety Level 1

Biosafety classification is based on U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

Disease Neuroblastoma, Glioblastoma
Age embryo
Strain NIH/Swiss
Storage Conditions liquid nitrogen vapor phase
This line was established by A.L. Schechter et al. in 1984 by transfecting NIH/3T3 cells with EcoR1 digested DNA from the rat neuroblastoma cell line B-104.

The cells contain the neu transforming gene which codes for a 185000 dalton antigen designated p185.

The p185 protein is strongly associated with the presence of glioblastoma and neuroblastoma oncogenes.

The neu oncogene is homologous to the erb-B oncogene, and p185 is serologically similar to the epidermal growth factor receptor.

Complete Growth Medium

ATCC formulated DMEM (ATCC® 30-2002) supplemented with 10% bovine calf serum (ATCC® 30-2030)

Subculturing Volumes used in this protocol are for 75 cm2 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 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 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 with 5 to 10 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 cell suspension to new culture vessels.
  6. Place culture vessels in incubators at 37°C.

Subcultivation Ratio: A subcultivation ratio of 1:100 is recommended
Medium Renewal: Twice per week

Note: For more information on enzymatic dissociation and subculturing of cell lines consult Chapter 13 in Culture Of Animal Cells: A Manual Of Basic Technique by R. Ian Freshney, 5th edition, published by Wiley-Liss, N.Y., 2005.  


Name of Depositor RA Weinberg
Deposited As Mus musculus
Year of Origin 1984

Schechter AL, et al. The neu oncogene: an erb-B-related gene encoding a 185,000-Mr tumour antigen. Nature 312: 513-516, 1984. PubMed: 6095109

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Basic Documentation

Schechter AL, et al. The neu oncogene: an erb-B-related gene encoding a 185,000-Mr tumour antigen. Nature 312: 513-516, 1984. PubMed: 6095109