BT-483 (ATCC® HTB-121)

Organism: Homo sapiens, human  /  Cell Type: Epithelial  /  Tissue: mammary gland/breast  /  Disease: ductal carcinoma

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Organism Homo sapiens, human
Tissue mammary gland/breast
Cell Type Epithelial
Product Format frozen
Morphology epithelial
Culture Properties adherent
Biosafety Level 1
Disease ductal carcinoma
Age 23 years
Gender female
Ethnicity Caucasian
Storage Conditions liquid nitrogen vapor temperature
Karyotype modal number = 72; range = 46 to 130
Derivation The BT-483 line was isolated by E.Y. Lasfargues and W.G. Coutinho from a papillary invasive ductal tumor obtained from a 23 year old, normal, menstruating, parous female patient with family history of breast cancer.
Clinical Data
23 years
Caucasian
female
Tumorigenic Yes
Effects
Yes, in Amsterdam/IMR rats
Yes, in nude mice
Yes, in soft agar
Comments
The cells were highly pleomorphic with prominent nuclei and nucleoli [PubMed ID: 212572]. Epithelial characteristics including desmosomes, microvilli, tight and gap junctions were observed by transmission electron microscopy [PubMed ID: 212572].
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: 0.01 mg/ml bovine insulin; fetal bovine serum to a final concentration of 20%.


Phenol Red is a structural mimic for estrogen. Therefore the estrogenic activity of phenol red should be considered in any studies that utilize estrogen-responsive cells in culture (RefBerthois Y, et al. Phenol red in tissue culture media is a weak estrogen: implications concerning the study of estrogen-responsive cells in culture. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 83: 2496–2500, 1986. PubMed: 3458212). The Phenol Red-free version of RPMI 1640, is ATCC catalog No. 30-2602.

Subculturing Remove medium, add fresh 0.25% trypsin, 0.53 mM EDTA solution for 3 to 5 minutes, remove trypsin and let the culture sit at 37°C for 3 to 5 minutes. Add fresh medium, aspirate and dispense into new flasks.

Subcultivation Ratio: A subcultivation ratio of 1:2 is recommended
Medium Renewal: 2 to 3 times per week
Cryopreservation
Freeze medium: Complete growth medium, 95%; DMSO, 5%
Storage temperature: liquid nitrogen vapor temperature
Culture Conditions
Atmosphere: air, 95%; carbon dioxide (CO2), 5%
Temperature: 37°C
STR Profile
Amelogenin: X
CSF1PO: 9,12
D13S317: 8,12
D16S539: 11,12
D5S818: 11
D7S820: 9,10
THO1: 5,9.3
TPOX: 8,11
vWA: 17
Isoenzymes
AK-1, 1
ES-D, 1-2
G6PD, B
GLO-I, 2
Me-2, 0
PGM1, 2
PGM3, 2
Name of Depositor EY Lasfargues
References

Lasfargues EY, et al. Isolation of two human tumor epithelial cell lines from solid breast carcinomas. J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 61: 967-978, 1978. PubMed: 212572

Faust JB, Meeker TC. Amplification and expression of the bcl-1 gene in human solid tumor cell lines. Cancer Res. 52: 2460-2463, 1992. PubMed: 1568216

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References

Lasfargues EY, et al. Isolation of two human tumor epithelial cell lines from solid breast carcinomas. J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 61: 967-978, 1978. PubMed: 212572

Faust JB, Meeker TC. Amplification and expression of the bcl-1 gene in human solid tumor cell lines. Cancer Res. 52: 2460-2463, 1992. PubMed: 1568216