769-P (ATCC® CRL-1933)

Tissue: kidney  /  Disease: renal cell adenocarcinoma

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Tissue kidney
Product Format frozen
Morphology epithelial
Culture Properties adherent
Biosafety Level 1

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Disease renal cell adenocarcinoma
Age 63 years
Gender female
Ethnicity Caucasian
Storage Conditions liquid nitrogen vapor phase
Karyotype This human cell line contained large numbers of tetra-, hexa-, and higher-ploid cells (2s populations). The modal (s) cell population which occurred in 32% of cells had the pseudodiploid karyotype, 46,XX,-3,-18,del(7) (q21.12;q22.3), ?t(3q?18q). The rate of 2s cells was 42%. Two marker chromosomes, del(7) (q21.12;q22.3) and ?t(3q?18q), were present in all s metaphases, but ?t(3q?18q) was absent in 2s cells. DMs were found in some s cells whereas they were seen in the majority of 2s cells. HSR chromosomes were not found. In s metaphases, both N3 and N18 had only single copy, and the X chromosome was paired.
This line was derived from a primary clear cell adenocarcinoma.
Clinical Data
63 years
Tumorigenic Yes
Yes, forms colonies in soft agar
Yes, forms tumors in immunosuppressed hamsters
Yes, forms tumors in nude mice
The cells are globular with indistinct borders, have a high nucleus to cytoplasm ratio and exhibit both microvilli and desmosomes.

They can be grown in soft agar.

Complete Growth Medium The base medium for this cell line is ATCC-formulated RPMI-1640 Medium, ATCC 30-2001. To make the complete growth medium, add the following components to the base medium: fetal bovine serum (ATCC 30-2020) to a final concentration of 10%.
Volumes are given for a 75 cm2 flask. Increase or decrease the amount of dissociation medium needed proportionally 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 1:4 to 1:12 is recommended
Medium Renewal: Every 2 to 3 days
Freeze medium: Complete growth medium supplemented with 5% (v/v) DMSO
Storage temperature: liquid nitrogen vapor phase
Culture Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
STR Profile
Amelogenin: X
CSF1PO: 11,12
D13S317: 10,14
D16S539: 9,13
D5S818: 12
D7S820: 10,11
THO1: 6,9.3
TPOX: 8,11
vWA: 18
Population Doubling Time 35 hrs
Name of Depositor RD Williams
Year of Origin 1975

Williams RD, et al. In vitro cultivation of human renal cell cancer. II. Characterization of cell lines. In Vitro 14: 779-786, 1978. PubMed: 721102

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Basic Documentation

Williams RD, et al. In vitro cultivation of human renal cell cancer. II. Characterization of cell lines. In Vitro 14: 779-786, 1978. PubMed: 721102