AR42J (ATCC® CRL-1492)

Organism: Rattus norvegicus, rat  /  Tissue: pancreas/exocrine  /  Disease: tumor

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Organism Rattus norvegicus, rat
Tissue
pancreas/exocrine
Product Format frozen
Morphology epithelial
Culture Properties adherent
Biosafety Level 1
Disease tumor
Strain Wistar
Applications
This cell line is a suitable transfection host.
Storage Conditions liquid nitrogen vapor phase
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Receptor Expression
insulin, expressed
glucocorticoid, expressed
Genes Expressed
amylase and other exocrine enzymes RefJessop NW, Hay RJ. Characteristics of two rat pancreatic exocrine cell lines derived from transplantable tumors. In Vitro 16: 212, 1980.
Tumorigenic Yes
Effects
Yes, in athymic mice
Comments
Secretory activity is inducible by glucocorticoid stimulation, and is accompanied by extensive re-organization of the endoplasmic reticulum.
Complete Growth Medium The base medium for this cell line is ATCC-formulated F-12K Medium, Catalog No. 30-2004. To make the complete growth medium, add the following components to the base medium: fetal bovine serum to a final concentration of 20% .
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.

Monolayer never becomes confluent. Subculture when patches of cells start forming "domes".

  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. To remove trypsin-EDTA solution, transfer cell suspension to centrifuge tube and spin at approximately 125 x g for 5 to 10 minutes. Discard supernatant and resuspend cells in fresh growth medium. Add appropriate aliquots of cell suspension to new culture vessels.
  6. Incubate cultures at 37°C.
Subcultivation Ratio: A subcultivation ratio of 1:3 to 1:4 is recommended
Medium Renewal: Every 3 to 4 days. May need to only add media initially, do not fluid change until cells attach well.
Cryopreservation
Freeze medium: Complete growth medium supplemented with an additional 30% (v/v) fetal bovine serum and 10% (v/v) DMSO
Storage temperature: liquid nitrogen vapor phase
Culture Conditions
Atmosphere: air, 95%; carbon dioxide (CO2), 5%
Temperature: 37°C
Growth Conditions: The cells grow slowly, in clusters. They tend to pile up and appear refractile.
Name of Depositor NW Jessop
References

Jessop NW, Hay RJ. Characteristics of two rat pancreatic exocrine cell lines derived from transplantable tumors. In Vitro 16: 212, 1980.

Longnecker DS, et al. Transplantation of azaserine-induced carcinomas of pancreas in rats. Cancer Lett. 7: 197-202, 1979. PubMed: 509403

Cockell M, et al. Identification of a cell-specific DNA-binding activity that interacts with a transcriptional activator of genes expressed in the acinar pancreas. Mol. Cell. Biol. 9: 2464-2476, 1989. PubMed: 2788241

Roux E, et al. The cell-specific transcription factor PTF1 contains two different subunits that interact with the DNA. Genes Dev. 3: 1613-1624, 1989. PubMed: 2612907

Seva C, et al. Lorglumide and loxiglumide inhibit gastrin-stimulated DNA synthesis in a rat tumoral acinar pancreatic cell line (AR42J). Cancer Res. 50: 5829-5833, 1990. PubMed: 2393852

Rajasekaran AK, et al. Structural reorganization of the rough endoplasmic reticulum without size expansion accounts for dexamethasone-induced secretory activity in AR42J cells. J. Cell Sci. 105: 333-345, 1993. PubMed: 7691838

Longnecker DS, et al. Effect of age on nodule induction by azaserine and DNA synthesis in rat pancreas. J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 58: 1769-1775, 1977. PubMed: 864754

Huang Y, Hui DY. Cholesterol esterase biosynthesis in rat pancreatic AR42J cells. Post- transcriptional activation by gastric hormones. J. Biol. Chem. 266: 6720-6725, 1991. PubMed: 2016288

Menniti FS, et al. Turnover of inositol polyphosphate pyrophosphates in pancreatoma cells. J. Biol. Chem. 268: 3850-3856, 1993. PubMed: 8382679

Logsdon CD, et al. Glucocorticoids increase amylase mRNA levels, secretory organelles, and secretion in pancreatic acinar AR42J cells. J. Cell Biol. 100: 1200-1208, 1985. PubMed: 2579957

Zhao H, et al. Regulation of intracellular Ca2+ oscillation in AR42J cells. J. Biol. Chem. 265: 20856-20862, 1990. PubMed: 1701171

Zhao H, Muallem S. Inhibition of inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate-mediated Ca2+ release by Ca2+ in cells from peripheral tissues. J. Biol. Chem. 265: 21419-21422, 1990. PubMed: 2174872

Ihara H, Nakanishi S. Selective inhibition of expression of the substance P receptor mRNA in pancreatic acinar AR42J cells by glucocorticoids. J. Biol. Chem. 265: 22441-22445, 1990. PubMed: 1702421

Adell T, et al. Role of the basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor p48 in the differentiation phenotype of exocrine pancreas cancer cells. Cell Growth Differ. 11: 137-147, 2000. PubMed: 10768861

Seva C, et al. Growth-promoting effects of glycine-extended progastrin. Science 265: 410-412, 1994. PubMed: 8023165

Negre F, et al. Autocrine stimulation of AR4-2J rat pancreatic tumor cell growth by glycine-extended gastrin. Int. J. Cancer 66: 653-658, 1996. PubMed: 8647628

Bertrand V, et al. Inhibition of gastrin-induced proliferation of AR4-2J cells by calcium channel antagonists. Int. J. Cancer 56: 427-432, 1994. PubMed: 7508895

Mashima H, et al. Betacellulin and activin A coordinately convert amylase-secreting pancreatic AR42J cells into insulin-secreting cells. J. Clin. Invest. 97: 1647-1654, 1996. PubMed: 8601630

Palgi J, et al. Transcription factor expression and hormone production in pancreatic AR42J cells. Mol. Cell. Endocrinol. 165: 41-49, 2000. PubMed: 10940482

Mashima H, et al. Formation of insulin-producing cells from pancreatic acinar AR42J cells by hepatocyte growth factor. Endocrinology 137: 3969-3976, 1993. PubMed: 8756573

Silver K, Yao F. ARIP cells as a model for pancreatic beta cell growth and development. Pancreas 22: 141-147, 2001. PubMed: 11249068

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References

Jessop NW, Hay RJ. Characteristics of two rat pancreatic exocrine cell lines derived from transplantable tumors. In Vitro 16: 212, 1980.

Longnecker DS, et al. Transplantation of azaserine-induced carcinomas of pancreas in rats. Cancer Lett. 7: 197-202, 1979. PubMed: 509403

Cockell M, et al. Identification of a cell-specific DNA-binding activity that interacts with a transcriptional activator of genes expressed in the acinar pancreas. Mol. Cell. Biol. 9: 2464-2476, 1989. PubMed: 2788241

Roux E, et al. The cell-specific transcription factor PTF1 contains two different subunits that interact with the DNA. Genes Dev. 3: 1613-1624, 1989. PubMed: 2612907

Seva C, et al. Lorglumide and loxiglumide inhibit gastrin-stimulated DNA synthesis in a rat tumoral acinar pancreatic cell line (AR42J). Cancer Res. 50: 5829-5833, 1990. PubMed: 2393852

Rajasekaran AK, et al. Structural reorganization of the rough endoplasmic reticulum without size expansion accounts for dexamethasone-induced secretory activity in AR42J cells. J. Cell Sci. 105: 333-345, 1993. PubMed: 7691838

Longnecker DS, et al. Effect of age on nodule induction by azaserine and DNA synthesis in rat pancreas. J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 58: 1769-1775, 1977. PubMed: 864754

Huang Y, Hui DY. Cholesterol esterase biosynthesis in rat pancreatic AR42J cells. Post- transcriptional activation by gastric hormones. J. Biol. Chem. 266: 6720-6725, 1991. PubMed: 2016288

Menniti FS, et al. Turnover of inositol polyphosphate pyrophosphates in pancreatoma cells. J. Biol. Chem. 268: 3850-3856, 1993. PubMed: 8382679

Logsdon CD, et al. Glucocorticoids increase amylase mRNA levels, secretory organelles, and secretion in pancreatic acinar AR42J cells. J. Cell Biol. 100: 1200-1208, 1985. PubMed: 2579957

Zhao H, et al. Regulation of intracellular Ca2+ oscillation in AR42J cells. J. Biol. Chem. 265: 20856-20862, 1990. PubMed: 1701171

Zhao H, Muallem S. Inhibition of inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate-mediated Ca2+ release by Ca2+ in cells from peripheral tissues. J. Biol. Chem. 265: 21419-21422, 1990. PubMed: 2174872

Ihara H, Nakanishi S. Selective inhibition of expression of the substance P receptor mRNA in pancreatic acinar AR42J cells by glucocorticoids. J. Biol. Chem. 265: 22441-22445, 1990. PubMed: 1702421

Adell T, et al. Role of the basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor p48 in the differentiation phenotype of exocrine pancreas cancer cells. Cell Growth Differ. 11: 137-147, 2000. PubMed: 10768861

Seva C, et al. Growth-promoting effects of glycine-extended progastrin. Science 265: 410-412, 1994. PubMed: 8023165

Negre F, et al. Autocrine stimulation of AR4-2J rat pancreatic tumor cell growth by glycine-extended gastrin. Int. J. Cancer 66: 653-658, 1996. PubMed: 8647628

Bertrand V, et al. Inhibition of gastrin-induced proliferation of AR4-2J cells by calcium channel antagonists. Int. J. Cancer 56: 427-432, 1994. PubMed: 7508895

Mashima H, et al. Betacellulin and activin A coordinately convert amylase-secreting pancreatic AR42J cells into insulin-secreting cells. J. Clin. Invest. 97: 1647-1654, 1996. PubMed: 8601630

Palgi J, et al. Transcription factor expression and hormone production in pancreatic AR42J cells. Mol. Cell. Endocrinol. 165: 41-49, 2000. PubMed: 10940482

Mashima H, et al. Formation of insulin-producing cells from pancreatic acinar AR42J cells by hepatocyte growth factor. Endocrinology 137: 3969-3976, 1993. PubMed: 8756573

Silver K, Yao F. ARIP cells as a model for pancreatic beta cell growth and development. Pancreas 22: 141-147, 2001. PubMed: 11249068