Neuro-2a (ATCC® CCL-131)

Organism: Mus musculus, mouse  /  Cell Type: neuroblast  /  Tissue: brain  /  Disease: neuroblastoma

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Organism Mus musculus, mouse
Tissue brain
Cell Type neuroblast
Product Format frozen
Morphology neuronal and amoeboid stem cells
Culture Properties adherent
Biosafety Level 1
Disease neuroblastoma
Strain A
Applications
This cell line is a suitable transfection host.

The cell line has been used for studies on the mechanism of vinblastine precipitation of microtubular protein, the kinetics of GTP binding to isolated protein, the turnover of microtubules in vivo, and the synthesis and assembly of microtubular protein . The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) uses the cells for routine diagnosis of rabies. 
Storage Conditions liquid nitrogen vapor phase
Karyotype modal number = 95; range = 59 to 193. Karyotype unstable within a stemline range of 94 to 98 chromosomes. All the cells contain 6 to 10 large chromosomes with median or submedian centromeres and 2 to 4 minute chromosomes. 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
Clone Neuro-2a was established by R.J. Klebe and F.H. Ruddle from a spontaneous tumor of a strain A albino mouse. This tumor line, designated C1300, was obtained from the Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine
Antigen Expression
H-2, a haplotype; Mus musculus, expressed
Genes Expressed
acetylcholinesterase, tubulin
Virus Susceptibility Herpes simplex virus
Vesicular stomatitis virus
Human poliovirus 1
Comments

Neuro-2a cells produce large quantities of microtubular protein which is believed to play a role in a contractile system which is responsible for axoplasmic flow in nerve cells. Tested and found negative for ectromelia virus (mousepox).

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 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 1:3 to 1:6 is recommended
Medium Renewal: 1 to 2 times per week
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
Name of Depositor RJ Klebe
References

Olmsted JB, et al. Isolation of microtubule protein from cultured mouse neuroblastoma cells. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 65: 129-136, 1970. PubMed: 5263744

Klebe RJ, Ruddle FH. Neuroblastoma: Cell culture analysis of a differentiating stem cell system. J. Cell Biol. 43: 69A, 1969.

Naslavsky N, et al. Characterization of detergent-insoluble complexes containing the cellular prion protein and its scrapie isoform. J. Biol. Chem. 272: 6324-6331, 1997. PubMed: 9045652

Kaneko K, et al. Evidence for protein X binding to a discontinuous epitope on the cellular prion protein during scrapie prion propagation. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 94: 10069-10074, 1997. PubMed: 9294164

Maestrini E, et al. A family of transmembrane proteins with homology to the MET-hepatocyte growth factor receptor. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 93: 674-678, 1996. PubMed: 8570614

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF209436 Mus musculus c-ret proto-oncogene mRNA, complete cds.

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References

Olmsted JB, et al. Isolation of microtubule protein from cultured mouse neuroblastoma cells. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 65: 129-136, 1970. PubMed: 5263744

Klebe RJ, Ruddle FH. Neuroblastoma: Cell culture analysis of a differentiating stem cell system. J. Cell Biol. 43: 69A, 1969.

Naslavsky N, et al. Characterization of detergent-insoluble complexes containing the cellular prion protein and its scrapie isoform. J. Biol. Chem. 272: 6324-6331, 1997. PubMed: 9045652

Kaneko K, et al. Evidence for protein X binding to a discontinuous epitope on the cellular prion protein during scrapie prion propagation. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 94: 10069-10074, 1997. PubMed: 9294164

Maestrini E, et al. A family of transmembrane proteins with homology to the MET-hepatocyte growth factor receptor. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 93: 674-678, 1996. PubMed: 8570614