Immortalized Mouse Proximal Caput Epididymal Epithelial Cell Line (PC1)
1x10⁶ cells / 1.0 ml
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|Immortalized Mouse Proximal Caput Epididymal Epithelial Cell Line (PC1)
The epididymal epithelium plays an important role in male fertility by supporting sperm motility, maturation and viability. Owing to the changing microenvironment created by different sections of the epididymis, the spermatozoa matures as they passage through the convoluted tubule.
PC1 is a conditionally immortalized mouse epididymal epithelial cell line isolated from the distal caput of the mouse harbouring a temperature-sensitive simian virus 40 large T antigen. The functional expression of the SV40 large T antigen is induced by culturing the cells in vitro at permissive temperature (33°C). At a non-permissive temperature (37°C-39°C), the cells cease to proliferate. PC1 expresses androgen receptor as well as markers of the murine epididymal epithelium, PEB-like protein (i.e. phosphatidylethanolamine binding protein), E-RABP (i.e. epididymal retinoic acid-binding protein), and EP17 (i.e. epididymal protein of 17 kd).
Together with the Immortalized Mouse Distal Caput Epididymal Epithelial Cell Line (DC2) (Cat. No. T0599), these cells are useful in studying the regulation of tissue-specific gene expression and epididymal specific proteins in the epididymis. Immunocytochemistry, western blot and RT-PCR were used to confirm expression of markers.
|Mouse (M. musculus)
|10-12 weeks old tsSV40 transgenic mouse, Caput epididymis
|1x10⁶ cells / 1.0 ml
|Vapor phase of liquid nitrogen, or below -130°C.
|Ship with dry ice.
|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.
|Certificate of Analysis
|For batch-specific test results, refer to the applicable certificate of analysis that can be found at www.abmgood.com.
|Use of PriCoat™ T25 Flasks (G299) or Applied Cell Extracellular Matrix (G422) is required for cell adhesion to the culture vessels. PriGrow V (TM015) + 10% FBS + 1% Penicillin/Streptomycin Solution (G255), 33.0°C, 5% CO₂
|Unpacking and Storage Instructions
1. Visually examine the packaging containers for signs of leakage or breakage.
2. Immediately transfer frozen cells from dry ice packaging to a temperature below -130°C, preferably in liquid nitrogen vapor phase storage, until ready for use.
To ensure the highest level of viability, thaw the vial and initiate culture as soon as possible upon receipt. If continued storage is desired, the vial should only be stored below -130°C or in liquid nitrogen vapor phase. Do not store at -70°C, as it will result in loss of viability.
1. Thaw cells quickly in a 37°C water bath while agitating gently (maximum 2 minutes). The vial cap should be kept above the water level to minimize the risk of contamination.
2. Decontaminate the vial by spraying and wiping the exterior of the vial with 70% ethanol. From this point onwards, all operations should be strictly carried out inside a biological safety cabinet using aseptic conditions.
3. Transfer the cell suspension into a 15ml sterile conical tube containing 5ml of pre-warmed, complete growth media. Centrifuge cells at 125xg for 5-7 minutes.
4. Aspirate the supernatant without disturbing the cell pellet. Re-suspend the cell pellet in the recommended pre-warmed, complete growth media and dispense into a T25 culture flask.
5. Incubate the cells at the recommended conditions.
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.
|Cryopreservation Medium (TM024), or complete growth media with 10% DMSO.
|Seeding Density (cells/cm2)
|30,000 - 50,000
|Isolated from a transgenic mouse carrying a temperature-sensitive simian virus 40 large T tumor antigen
|Androgen receptor (AR), PEB-like protein, E-RABP, mEP17, cytokeratin
|If use of this material results in a scientific publication, please cite the material in the following manner: Applied Biological Materials Inc, Cat. No. T0598.
|abm warrants that cell lines shall be viable upon initiation of culture for a period of thirty (30) days after shipment and that they shall meet the specifications on the applicable abm Material Product Information sheet, certificate of analysis, and/or catalog description. Such thirty (30) day period is referred to herein as the "Warranty Period”.
1. All test parameters provided in the CoA are conducted using abm's standardized culture system and 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 order placement. 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.
3. All of abm's cell biology products are for research use ONLY and NOT for therapeutic/diagnostic applications. abm is not liable for any repercussions arising from the use of its cell biology product(s) in therapeutic/diagnostic or any other non-RUO application(s).
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5. abm warrants that cell lines shall be viable upon initiation of culture for a period of thirty (30) days after shipment and that they shall meet the specifications on the applicable abm Material Product Information sheet, certificate of analysis, and/or catalog description. Such thirty (30) day period is referred to herein as the "Warranty Period".
|Research Use Only.
|If use of this material results in a scientific publication, please cite the material in the following manner: Applied Biological Materials Inc, Cat. No. T0598
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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.
Araki, Y., Suzuki, K., Matusik, R. J., Obinata, M., & Orgebin-Crist, M. C. (2002). Immortalized epididymal cell lines from transgenic mice overexpressing temperature-sensitive simian virus 40 large T-antigen gene. Journal of andrology, 23(6), 854–869.
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