RIN-14B (ATCC® CRL-2059)

Organism: Rattus norvegicus, rat  /  Tissue: pancreas, islet cell tumor  / 

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Organism Rattus norvegicus, rat
Tissue pancreas, islet cell tumor
Product Format frozen
Morphology epithelial
Culture Properties adherent
Biosafety Level 1
Gender male
Strain NEDH
Applications These cells offer models for the study of the biology of pancreatic islet cells, specifically the mechanisms controlling the synthesis, storage and secretion of insulin and somatostatin.
Storage Conditions liquid nitrogen vapor phase
Derivation The RIN-14B cell line is a secondary clone derived from the RIN-m rat islet line (ATCC CRL-2057 ).
Genes Expressed
Somatostatin; L-dopa-decarboxylase
Comments

The cells produce and secrete somatostatin, and produce L-dopa-decarboxylase (a marker for cells having amine precursor uptake and decarboxylation, or APUD, activity).

Unlike the parental line they do not produce insulin.

The parental line was also cloned to establish RIN-5F (ATCC CRL-2058) that produces only insulin.

Complete Growth Medium The base medium for this cell line is ATCC-formulated RPMI-1640 Medium, Catalog No. 30-2001. 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 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: A subcultivation ratio of 1:3 to 1:6 is recommended
Medium Renewal: Every 3 to 4 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
Culture medium, 95%; DMSO, 5%
Culture Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
Name of Depositor AF Gazdar, H Oie
References

Bhathena SJ, et al. Insulin, glucagon, and somatostatin secretion by cultured rat islet cell tumor and its clones. Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol. Med. 175: 35-38, 1984. PubMed: 6141566

Chick WL, et al. A transplantable insulinoma in the rat. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 74: 628-632, 1977. PubMed: 191819

Bhathena SJ, et al. Insulin, glucagon, and somatostatin receptors on cultured cells and clones from rat islet cell tumor. Diabetes 31: 521-531, 1982. PubMed: 6295859

Gazdar AF, et al. Continuous, clonal, insulin- and somatostatin-secreting cell lines established from a transplantable rat islet cell tumor. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 77: 3519-3523, 1980. PubMed: 6106192

Oie HK, et al. Clonal analysis of insulin and somatostatin secretion and L-dopa decarboxylase expression by a rat islet cell tumor. Endocrinology 112: 1070-1075, 1983. PubMed: 6129963

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  • Customers located in the state of Hawaii will need to contact the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to determine if an Import Permit is required. A copy of the permit or documentation that a permit is not required must be sent to ATCC in advance of shipment.
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References

Bhathena SJ, et al. Insulin, glucagon, and somatostatin secretion by cultured rat islet cell tumor and its clones. Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol. Med. 175: 35-38, 1984. PubMed: 6141566

Chick WL, et al. A transplantable insulinoma in the rat. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 74: 628-632, 1977. PubMed: 191819

Bhathena SJ, et al. Insulin, glucagon, and somatostatin receptors on cultured cells and clones from rat islet cell tumor. Diabetes 31: 521-531, 1982. PubMed: 6295859

Gazdar AF, et al. Continuous, clonal, insulin- and somatostatin-secreting cell lines established from a transplantable rat islet cell tumor. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 77: 3519-3523, 1980. PubMed: 6106192

Oie HK, et al. Clonal analysis of insulin and somatostatin secretion and L-dopa decarboxylase expression by a rat islet cell tumor. Endocrinology 112: 1070-1075, 1983. PubMed: 6129963