KtyI Stable Knockout Mouse Keratinocyte Cell Line

T62931x106 cells / 1.0 ml



KtyI Stable Knockout Mouse Keratinocyte Cell Line was derived from mice lacking keratins and was spontaneously immortalized. The lack of keratins (ktyl) have been found to reduce desmosome stability and intercellular adhesive strength; compromises cell and tissue integrity. Keratin expression may be re-expressed by the cells vial lentiviral gene transfer to study the affects of keratin alongside with the KtyI Stable Expressing Mouse Keratinocyte Cell Line (T6294).

SpeciesMouse (M. musculus)
Tissue/Organ/Organ SystemSkin
Growth PropertiesAdherent
Cell MorphologyPolygonal
Seeding Density30,000 cells/cm2

For Research Use Only

Unit quantity1x106 cells / 1.0 ml
Cell TypeDrug Discovery Cell Lines
Propagation Requirements

Use of PriCoatTM T25 Flasks (G299) or Applied Cell Extracellular Matrix (G422) is required for cell adhesion to the culture vessels. Grow cells in ECM-coated culture vessels unless otherwise specified in the Propagation Requirements below.

The base medium for this cell line is DMEM/Ham’s F12, low Calcium (50µM) (Biochrom). To make the complete growth medium, add the following components to the base medium: chelexed fetal calf serum (PAA, A15-151) to a final concentration of 10%, 2mM Glutamax (Invitrogen, 35050-038), 1X Pyruvate (PAA, S11-003), 0.18mM Adenin (Sigma, A8626-5G), 10 ng/ml EGF (Invitrogen 53003-018), 2.5 µg/ml insulin (Sigma-Aldrich, I-9278), 0.5 µl Hydroxycortison (Sigma-Aldrich, H4001-1G), 10-10 M Cholera toxin (Sigma,C-8052), and Penicillin/Streptomycin Solution (G255) to a final concentration of 1%.
Change media every 2-3 days
Carbon dioxide (CO2): 5%, Temperature: 37.0°C.

Subculture Protocol

1. Aspirate media and wash cells with PBS (Ca2+ and Mg2+-free).
2. Add 2 ml of trypsin solution per 6 cm dish (3 ml for 10 cm dish) (0.025% trypsin/0.02% EDTA in PBS).
3. Incubate cells for 7-8 min at 37°C until cells detach.
4. Add same amount of fresh media and pipette the cells up and down several times to neutralize the trypsin/EDTA.
5. Pellet the cells by low speed centrifugation (1000 rpm for 4 minutes, RT), aspirate media, resuspend cells in 10 ml of fresh media and seed cells in G422-coated plates at 30,000 cells/cm2.

Preservation Protocol1. Freeze Medium: Complete growth medium with 20% chelexed-FBS and 10% DMSO.
2. Storage Temperature: Liquid nitrogen vapour phase.

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3. 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.

4. 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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DepositorLeipzig University

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