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SK-N-MC

HTB-10

Product category
Human cells
Organism
Homo sapiens, human
Morphology
epithelial
Tissue
Brain
Disease
Neuroepithelioma
Applications
3D cell culture
Neuroscience
Product format
Frozen
Storage conditions
Vapor phase of liquid nitrogen
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ATCC highly recommends that appropriate personal protective equipment is always used when handling vials. For cultures that require storage in liquid nitrogen, it is important to note that some vials may leak when submersed in liquid nitrogen and will slowly fill with liquid nitrogen. Upon thawing, the conversion of the liquid nitrogen back to its gas phase may result in the vial exploding or blowing off its cap with dangerous force creating flying debris. Unless necessary, ATCC recommends that these cultures be stored in the vapor phase of liquid nitrogen rather than submersed in liquid nitrogen.

Required Products

These products are vital for the proper use of this item and have been confirmed as effective in supporting functionality. If you use alternative products, the quality and effectiveness of the item may be affected.

Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS)

30-2020

Price: $645.00 ea

Eagle's Minimum Essential Medium (EMEM)

30-2003

Price: $21.00 ea

Trypsin-EDTA Solution, 1X

30-2101

Price: $14.00 ea

Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO)

4-X

Price: $49.00 ea

Detailed product information

General

Specific applications
This cell line is a suitable transfection host.

Characteristics

Growth properties
Adherent
Derivation
This is one of two cell lines (see ATCC HTB-11) of neurogenic origin derived by J.L. Biedler. SK-N-MC was isolated in September of l971.
Age
14 years
Ethnicity
White
Gender
Female
Karyotype
The cell line is a pseudodiploid human female (XX), with chromosome counts in the diploid range and a modal chromosome number of 46. Normal chromosomes N3 and N10 are absent, and many (N1, N2, N4, N15, N16, N17, N21, and N22) are monosomic. Normal chromosome N8 is most often tetrasomic. The remainder of normal chromosomes were usually paired. Numerous marker chromosomes are present including: 1p+, der(3)t(2;3)(q24;q27), del(4)(p12), 11q+, del(2)(q23), ampl.(17)(p12), ampl.(16)(q13), del(15)(q13q22), 21p+, iso(3q), del(22)(q11q13). Marker chromosomes M2 and M3 appear to us to be identical to two markers (M4 and M3, respectively) described by R.C. Seeger, et al.for this cell line.
Tumorigenic
Yes;
Yes, in hamster cheek
Yes, in nude mice
Metastatic
Supra-orbital area
Antigen expression
Blood Type O; Rh+
Genes expressed
blood type O; Rh+
Isoenzymes
AK-1, 1
ES-D, 2
G6PD, B
GLO-I, 1-2
Me-2, 2
PGM1, 1
PGM3, 1-2
Comments
This cell line was found to have moderate dopamine - beta - hydroxylase activity as well as formaldehyde induced fluorescence indicative of intracellular catecholamines.

Handling information

Unpacking and storage instructions
  1. Check all containers for leakage or breakage.
  2. Remove the frozen cells from the dry ice packaging and immediately place the cells at a temperature below ­-130°C, preferably in liquid nitrogen vapor, until ready for use.
Complete 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%.
Temperature
37°C
Atmosphere
95% Air, 5% CO2
Handling procedure

To insure the highest level of viability, thaw the vial and initiate the culture as soon as possible upon receipt. If upon arrival, continued storage of the frozen culture is necessary, it should be stored in liquid nitrogen vapor phase and not at –70°C.  Storage at –70°C will result in loss of viability.

  1. Thaw the vial by gentle agitation in a 37°C water bath. To reduce the possibility of contamination, keep the O-ring and cap out of the water.  Thawing should be rapid (approximately 2 minutes).
  2. Remove the vial from the water bath as soon as the contents are thawed, and decontaminate by dipping in or spraying with 70% ethanol. All of the operations from this point on should be carried out under strict aseptic conditions.
  3. Transfer the vial contents to a centrifuge tube containing 9.0 mL complete culture medium and spin at approximately 125 x g for 5 to 7 minutes. Discard supernatant.
  4. Resuspend the cell pellet with the recommended complete medium and dispense into a 25 cm2 culture flask.  It is important to avoid excessive alkalinity of the medium during recovery of the cells.  It is suggested that, prior to the addition of the vial contents, the culture vessel containing the complete growth medium be placed into the incubator for at least 15 minutes to allow the medium to reach its normal pH (7.0 to 7.6). 
  5. Incubate the culture at 37°C in a suitable incubator.  A 5% CO2 in air atmosphere is recommended if using the medium described on this product sheet.
Subculturing procedure
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 1:6 to 1:12 is recommended
    Medium Renewal: 2 to 3 times per week
    Reagents for cryopreservation
    Complete growth medium supplemented with 5% (v/v) DMSO (ATCC 4-X)

    Quality control specifications

    Mycoplasma contamination
    Not detected
    STR profiling
    Amelogenin: X
    CSF1PO: 10
    D13S317: 11
    D16S539: 12
    D5S818: 11
    D7S820: 8
    THO1: 9.3
    TPOX: 9,11
    vWA: 17,18

    History

    Deposited as
    Homo sapiens
    Depositors
    G Trempe, LJ Old
    Special collection
    Human Tumor Cell Bank

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    Intended use
    This product is intended for laboratory research use only. It is not intended for any animal or human therapeutic use, any human or animal consumption, or any diagnostic use.
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    The product is provided 'AS IS' and the viability of ATCC® products is warranted for 30 days from the date of shipment, provided that the customer has stored and handled the product according to the information included on the product information sheet, website, and Certificate of Analysis. For living cultures, ATCC lists the media formulation and reagents that have been found to be effective for the product. While other unspecified media and reagents may also produce satisfactory results, a change in the ATCC and/or depositor-recommended protocols may affect the recovery, growth, and/or function of the product. If an alternative medium formulation or reagent is used, the ATCC warranty for viability is no longer valid.  Except as expressly set forth herein, no other warranties of any kind are provided, express or implied, including, but not limited to, any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, manufacture according to cGMP standards, typicality, safety, accuracy, and/or noninfringement.

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    Permits & Restrictions

    Import Permit for the State of Hawaii

    If shipping to the U.S. state of Hawaii, you must provide either an import permit or documentation stating that an import permit is not required. We cannot ship this item until we receive this documentation. Contact the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA), Plant Industry Division, Plant Quarantine Branch to determine if an import permit is required.

    The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center releases this material subject to the following restrictions in addition to those outlined in the ATCC Material Transfer Agreement:

    1. Transfers - The cells or their products must not be transferred to third parties.
    2. Commercial Use - all for-profit and non-profit Recipients must obtain a commercial use license prior to Commercial Use.

    Any proposed Commercial Use of these cells must first be negotiated with:

    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Office of Technology Development
    1275 York Avenue
    New York, NY 10065
    Email: [email protected]

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    References

    Curated Citations

    Spengler BA, et al. Morphology and growth, tumorigenicity, and cytogenetics of human neuroblastoma cells established in vitro. In Vitro 8: 410, 1973.

    Goodfellow M, et al. One hundred and twenty-seven cultured human tumor cell lines producing tumors in nude mice. J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 59: 221-226, 1977. PubMed: 77210034

    Seeger RC, et al. Morphology, growth, chromosomal pattern and fibrinolytic activity of two new human neuroblastoma cell lines. Cancer Res. 37: 1364-1371, 1977. PubMed: 856461

    Rostomily RC, et al. Expression of neurogenic basic helix-loop-helix genes in primitive neuroectodermal tumors. Cancer Res. 57: 3526-3531, 1997. PubMed: 9270024

    Gromeier M, et al. Internal ribosomal entry site substitution eliminates neurovirulence in intergeneric poliovirus recombinants. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 93: 2370-2375, 1996. PubMed: 8637880

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