Immortalized Human Lens Epithelial Cells - SV40
1x10⁶ cells / 1.0 ml
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|Name||Immortalized Human Lens Epithelial Cells - SV40|
The Immortalized Lens Epithelial Cells - SV40 is established from primary cells (isolated from infant lens epithelial fragments) using Adl2-SV40 adenovirus. The Immortalized Human Lens Epithelial Cells - SV40 provides a homogeneous population of cell for the investigation of the physiology of the normal human lens epithelium and study its response to cataractogenic agents and the human lens specific functions. These cells also provide a unique system for examining the relationship between gene expression and differentiation. Cells react positively with the monoclonal antibody to SV40 large T antigen.
|Unit||1x10⁶ cells / 1.0 ml|
|Cell Type||Immortalized Cells|
|Organism||Human (H. sapiens)|
|Growth Properties||Adherent, polygonal|
|Seeding Density (cells/cm2)||5,000 - 10,000|
|Population Doubling Time (h)||76|
|Immortalization Method||Serial passaging and transduction with recombinant adenovirus carrying SV40 Large T antigen|
|Growth Conditions||Use of PriCoat™ T25 Flasks (G299) or Applied Cell Extracellular Matrix (G422) is required for cell adhesion to the culture vessels. PriGrow III (TM003) + 10% FBS + 1% Penicillin/Streptomycin Solution (G255), 37.0°C, 5% CO₂|
Volumes given below are for a T75 flask; proportionally increase or decrease the volume as required per culture vessel size. Subculture cells once the culture vessel is 80% confluent.
1. Aspirate the culture media, and add 2-3ml of pre-warmed 0.25% Trypsin-EDTA to the culture vessel.
2. Observe the cells under a microscope to confirm detachment (typically within 2-10 minutes). Cells that are difficult to detach can be put in 37°C, for several minutes to facilitate detachment.
3. Neutralize Trypsin-EDTA by adding an equal volume of the complete growth media into the culture vessel.
4. Transfer the culture suspension into a sterile centrifuge tube, and centrifuge at 125xg for 5 minutes. The actual centrifuge duration and speed may vary depending on the cell type.
5. Aspirate the supernatant, and re-suspend the pellet with pre-warmed fresh complete growth media. Add appropriate aliquots of the cell suspension to new culture vessels, as desired.
6. Incubate the cells at the recommended conditions.
The Immortalized Human Lens Epithelial Cells react positively with the monoclonal antibody to SV40 large T antigen. Western blot and precipitation are used to confirm the presence of βH- and γ-crystallin, the proteins that are markers for cell differentiation in the lens epithelium. SV40 was observed through IHC (Figure 6).
|Application||Research Use Only.|
|Storage Condition||Vapor phase of liquid nitrogen, or below -130°C.|
1. All test parameters provided in the CoA are conducted using abm's standardized culture system and procedures. The stated values may vary under the end-user's culture conditions. Please verify that the product is suitable for your studies by referencing published papers or ordering RNA (0.5 μg, Cat.# C207, $450.00) or cell lysate (100 μg, Cat.# C206, $600.00) to perform preliminary experiments, or alternatively use our Gene Expression Assay Service (Cat# C138). All sales are final.
2. We recommend live cell shipments for ease of cell transfer and this option can be requested at the time of ordering. Please note that the end-user will need to evaluate the feasibility of live cell shipment by taking into account the final destination's temperature variation and its geographical location. In addition, we thoroughly test our cell lines for freeze-thaw recovery. If frozen cells were received and not recovered in your lab under the exact, specified conditions (using recommended culture vessel, media, additional supplements, and atmospheric conditions), a live cell replacement is possible at a cost (plus shipping).
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|Depositor||Washington University in St. Louis|
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|I want to make sure these cells express my gene of interest before I decide to buy the cell line. Can you provide a sample so this can be tested?|
We do not perform extensive downstream characterization, or gene expression profiling of our cell lines. However, you can check the ‘References’ tab to see if a publication is available, or you can contact us to see if RNA or cell lysates are available for your cell line of interest. Please directly contact us for further information at [email protected].
|Does abm's PriGrow series medium contain antibiotics?|
No, the medium does not contain antibiotics and needs to be supplemented by the end-user as desired.
|Do I need to use abm's media and Applied Cell Extracellular Matrix (G422) to culture my cells?|
We strongly encourage using the recommended media and culture conditions described in the "Growth Conditions" section as they have been optimized for cell growth. Other supplier's media and coating conditions have not been tested.
|What is the difference between Applied Cell Extracellular Matrix (G422) and Collagen Coating?|
The main component of our Applied Cell Extracellular Matrix (G422) is type I collagen specifically. For more information on abm's Applied Cell Extracellular Matrix please visit: http://www.abmgood.com/Applied-Cell-Extracellular-Matrix-G422.html.
|Do I have to use T25 ECM-coated flasks for growing the cells?|
We strongly recommend thawing cells in the T25 flasks specified on the cell-specific product page to ensure optimal post-thaw recovery of the frozen cells before testing other culture vessels.
|If I want to plate these cells to multi-well plates (e.g. 96 well plates) or dishes, how should I prepare the plates?|
|What percentage of Trypsin-EDTA should be used to subculture cells? Can I use Trypsin-EDTA containing phenol red?|
The standard concentration used for subculturing is 0.25% Trypsin-EDTA, available at abm (Cat. No. TM050). Yes, Trypsin-EDTA containing phenol red can be used as it does not interfere with trypsinization.
|How often do I need to change the media?|
Media should be changed every 2-3 days or as specified within the recommended growth conditions.
|Why are these cells classified as biosafety level II?|
We follow the CDC-NIH recommendations that all mammalian sourced products should be handled at the Biological Safety Level 2 to minimize exposure of potentially infectious products. This information can be found in 'Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories' (1999). Your institution's Safety Officer or Technical Services will be able to make the call as to whether BioSafety Level I is possible with these cells at your site, if desired.
|How long can I store frozen vials?|
Cells that are properly frozen using an effective cryoprotective agent can be stored in liquid nitrogen vapor phase (or below -130°C) indefinitely without affecting viability.
|What is the recommended storage temperature for cells?|
In general, if you received:
|Can I substitute heat-inactivated FBS with FBS or vice versa?|
FBS and heat-inactivated FBS are different in their composition; they cannot be substituted for one another.
|My cells are not detaching, what method do you recommend to trypsinize the cells?|
|How are live cells shipped?|
Live cells are shipped as a live culture in a T12.5 flask. Cells are seeded at an optimal confluency to avoid metabolic waste build up during transport. In addition, we thoroughly test our cell lines for functional freeze-thaw recovery. For more information on how to handle live cells, please view our detailed instructions here (https://www.abmgood.com/uploads/document/Cell_Handling_Instructions_Upon_Arrival_150623.pdf).
|Why are cells not attaching and forming clumps after subculturing with trypsin?|
Cells form clumps and display attachment issues when the trypsinization agent is not effectively neutralized. To completely neutralize the trypsin agent, add an equal amount of complete growth media prior to centrifugation. Subtle changes in culture conditions, particularly in pH and the quality of serum used in the growth medium, may also affect the amount of clumping exhibited by the cells.
|Why are my cells forming clumps after plating?|
It is important to ensure cell clumps are broken up through gentle re-suspension by pipetting up and down several times after pelleting cells by centrifugation. This will ensure a homogenous single cell suspension for even plating.
|Do I need to add the selection drug to the complete growth medium?|
We recommend maintaining selection pressure using the drug concentration specified in the Growth Conditions section.
Andley, U. P., Rhim, J. S., Chylack, L. T., Jr, & Fleming, T. P. (1994). Propagation and immortalization of human lens epithelial cells in culture. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, 35(7), 3094–3102.
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