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Calu-3

HTB-55

Calu-3 epithelial cells are isolated from lung tissue derived from a 25-year-old, White, male patient with lung adenocarcinoma who received prior therapy with cytoxan, bleomycin, and adriamycin. This cell line is valuable for SARS-CoV-2 propagation in vitro, is a suitable transfection host, and has applications in cancer and toxicology research.
Product category
Human cells
Organism
Homo sapiens, human
Cell type
epithelial cell
Morphology
epithelial
Tissue
Lung
Disease
Adenocarcinoma
Applications
3D cell culture
High-throughput screening
Toxicology
Bioproduction
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.

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Detailed product information

General

Specific applications
This cell line is a suitable transfection host and can be used for the propagation of SARS-CoV-2 in vitro.

Characteristics

Growth properties
Adherent
Age
25 years
Ethnicity
White
Gender
Male
Clinical data
The patient had received prior therapy with cytoxan, bleomycin and adriamycin.
Karyotype
The stemline chromosome number is hypotriploid with the 2S component occurring at 1.4%. Approximately 20 markers were common to most S metaphases, of which i (1p), t(12;?) and t(18;?) were generally paired; t(6t?) had an HSR segment of q arm, and M7 had two secondary constrictions. Normal chromosomes 1, 13, 15 and 17 were absent, and the X was disomic. No Y chromosome was detected in the QM stained preparations. Note: Cytogenetic information is based on initial seed stock at ATCC. Cytogenetic instability has been reported in the literature for some cell lines.
Tumorigenic
Yes;
Yes, forms well differentiated grade I adenocarcinoma in nude mice
Metastatic
Pleural effusion
Antigen expression
Blood Type A; Rh+
Genes expressed
blood type A; Rh+
Isoenzymes
AK-1, 1
ES-D, 1
G6PD, B
GLO-I, 1-2
Me-2, 1
PGM1, 1
PGM3, 1-2
Comments
The patient had received prior therapy with cytoxan, bleomycin and adriamycin.

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.
  4. Resuspend cell pellet with the recommended complete medium (see the specific batch information for the culture recommended dilution ratio) and dispense into a 25 cm2  culture flask.
  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
  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. Corning® T-75 flasks (catalog #430641) are recommended for subculturing this product.
  6. Incubate cultures at 37°C.
Subcultivation Ratio: A subcultivation ratio of 1:3 to 1:6 is recommended
Medium Renewal: 2 to 3 times per week

Quality control specifications

Mycoplasma contamination
Not detected
STR profiling
Amelogenin: X
CSF1PO: 11,12
D13S317: 12
D16S539: 12,14
D5S818: 11
D7S820: 10,11
THO1: 6,9.3
TPOX: 8
vWA: 16,17

History

Deposited as
Homo sapiens
Depositors
J Fogh
Special collection
Human Tumor Cell Bank

Legal disclaimers

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.
Warranty

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

Fogh J. Human tumor cells in vitro. New York: Plenum Press; 1975.

Fogh J, et al. Absence of HeLa cell contamination in 169 cell lines derived from human tumors. J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 58: 209-214, 1977. PubMed: 833871

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

Fogh J. Cultivation, characterization, and identification of human tumor cells with emphasis on kidney, testis, and bladder tumors. Natl. Cancer Inst. Monogr. 49: 5-9, 1978. PubMed: 571047

Hay RJ, Caputo JL, Macy, ML, Eds. (1992) ATCC Quality Control Methods for Cell Lines. 2nd edition, Published by ATCC.

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