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EM9 (DNA repair mutant of CHO) (ATCC® CRL-1861)

Organism: Cricetulus griseus, hamster, Chinese  /  Tissue: ovary  / 

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Organism Cricetulus griseus, hamster, Chinese
Tissue ovary
Product Format frozen
Morphology epithelial-like
Culture Properties mixed, adherent and suspension
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.

Gender female
Applications
EM9 is a repair deficient mutant derived from AA8 (see ATCC CRL-1859).
The line is defective in single strand break repair, has a 10 fold higher baseline frequency of sister chromatid exchange relative to AA8 and a 2 fold greater sensitivity to killing by X-rays.
Storage Conditions liquid nitrogen vapor phase
Derivation
This line is a derivative of the CHO-K1 cell line (see ATCC CCL-61).
EM9 is a repair deficient mutant derived from AA8 (see ATCC CRL-1859).
Clinical Data
female
Comments
This line is a derivative of the CHO-K1 cell line (see ATCC CCL-61).
EM9 is a repair deficient mutant derived from AA8 (see ATCC CRL-1859).
The line was selected for enhanced sensitivity to ethylmethanesulfonate (EMS).
The line is defective in single strand break repair, has a 10 fold higher baseline frequency of sister chromatid exchange relative to AA8 and a 2 fold greater sensitivity to killing by X-rays.
This defect is corrected by the human XRCC1 gene.
Complete Growth Medium Alpha minimum essential medium without ribonucleosides and deoxyribonucleosides, 90%; fetal bovine serum, 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-0.53mM 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 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: 1:4 to 1:12
Medium Renewal: Every 2 to 3 days

Note: For more information on enzymatic dissociation and subculturing of cell lines consult Chapter 10 in Culture of Animal Cells, a Manual of Basic Technique by R. Ian Freshney, 3rd edition, published by Alan R. Liss, N.Y., 1994.

Cryopreservation

Complete growth medium described above supplemented with 5% (v/v) DMSO.  Cell culture tested DMSO is available as ATCC Catalog No. 4-X.

Culture Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
Atmosphere: Air, 95%; Carbon dioxide (CO2), 5%
Name of Depositor LH Thompson
References

Thompson LH, et al. A CHO-cell strain having hypersensitivity to mutagens, a defect in DNA strand-break repair, and an extraordinary baseline frequency of sister-chromatid exchange. Mutat. Res. 95: 427-440, 1982. PubMed: 6889677

Thompson LH, et al. A screening method for isolating DNA repair-deficient mutants of CHO cells. Somatic Cell Genet. 6: 391-405, 1980. PubMed: 7404270

Hay, R. J., Caputo, J. L., and Macy, M. L., Eds. (1992), ATCC Quality Control Methods for Cell Lines. 2nd edition, Published by ATCC.

Caputo, J. L., Biosafety procedures in cell culture. J. Tissue Culture Methods 11:223-227, 1988.

Fleming, D.O., Richardson, J. H., Tulis, J.J. and Vesley, D., (1995) Laboratory Safety: Principles and Practice. Second edition, ASM press, Washington, DC.

Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, 5th ed. HHS. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2007. The entire text is available online.

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Basic Documentation
References

Thompson LH, et al. A CHO-cell strain having hypersensitivity to mutagens, a defect in DNA strand-break repair, and an extraordinary baseline frequency of sister-chromatid exchange. Mutat. Res. 95: 427-440, 1982. PubMed: 6889677

Thompson LH, et al. A screening method for isolating DNA repair-deficient mutants of CHO cells. Somatic Cell Genet. 6: 391-405, 1980. PubMed: 7404270

Hay, R. J., Caputo, J. L., and Macy, M. L., Eds. (1992), ATCC Quality Control Methods for Cell Lines. 2nd edition, Published by ATCC.

Caputo, J. L., Biosafety procedures in cell culture. J. Tissue Culture Methods 11:223-227, 1988.

Fleming, D.O., Richardson, J. H., Tulis, J.J. and Vesley, D., (1995) Laboratory Safety: Principles and Practice. Second edition, ASM press, Washington, DC.

Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, 5th ed. HHS. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2007. The entire text is available online.