Huntingtin 20Q Stable PC12 Cell Line

T60191x106 cells / 1.0 ml


DescriptionHuntington disease (HD) is an autosomally dominant degenerative disorder resulting from polyglutamine expansion (>37units) in the huntingtin gene. The repeat is often localized in the N-terminal region of huntingtin and the resulting N-terminal fragments accumulate in the nucleus and become toxic to the cells. The Huntingtin 20Q Stable PC12 cell line is a control cell line to the Huntingtin 150Q Stable PC12 Cell line. The HD 150Q Stable PC12 cell line a rat pheochromocytoma cell line that expresses the N-terminal fragment of huntingtin containing 150 glutamine residues. The HD 150Q protein is predominantly present in the nuclei and as a result, these cells lack normal neurite development. Its control cell line, the HD 20Q Stable PC12 cell line, in contrast, displays the HD 20Q proteins evenly in the cytoplasm. The two cell lines together provide a valuable model for studies relating to altered gene expression caused by the polyglutamine tracts and the pathology of HD.
SpeciesRat (R. norvegicus)
Species descriptionRattus norvegicus
Tissue/Organ/Organ SystemRenal
Growth PropertiesAdherent
Cell MorphologySmall|Irregular
Seeding DensityThaw entire contents into an appropriate T25 flask as specified in the Propagation instructions.
ApplicationsFor Research Use Only
Unit quantity1x106 cells / 1.0 ml
Pharmaceutical TargetOther
CautionFor Research Use Only
Cell TypeDrug Discovery Cells
Propagation Requirements
Use of PriCoatTMT25 Flasks (G299) or Applied Cell Extracellular Matrix (G422) is required for cell adhesion to the culture vessels. Grow cells inECM-coated culture vessels unless otherwise specified in the Propagation Requirements below.
The base medium for this cell line is Prigrow III medium available at abm, Cat. No. TM003. To make the complete growth medium, add the following components to the base medium: 5% fetal bovine serum (TM999), horse serum to the final concentration of 10%, and Penicillin/Streptomycin Solution (G255) to a final concentration of 1%. Atmosphere: air, 95%; Carbon dioxide (CO2), 5%. Temperature: 37.0°C.

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DepositorEmory University

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