Luciferase (Luc2) Stable TRAMP Cell Line

T30081x106 cells / 1.0 ml



Luciferase is commonly used as a reporter to assess the transcriptional activity of a genetic construct with luciferase gene under the promoter of interest. Luciferase stable TRAMP Cells is a luciferase expressing cell line derived from TRAMP cells. The expression of luciferase has been confirmed with luciferase assay. All clones are puromycin (2.5ug/ml)-resistant. Luciferase stable TRAMP cells can be a very useful cell line for non-invasive visualization in animal models.

SpeciesMouse (M. musculus)
Species descriptionMus musculus
Tissue/Organ/Organ SystemReproductive
Growth PropertiesAdherent
Growth PropertiesAdherent
Cell MorphologyEpithelial-like
Seeding Density10,000 - 20,000 cells/cm2
Population Doubling Time38 - 48 hours

For Research Use Only

Unit quantity1x106 cells / 1.0 ml
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: fetal bovine serum (TM999) to a final concentration of 10% and Penicillin/Streptomycin Solution (G255) to a final concentration of 1%. Carbon dioxide (CO2): 5%, Temperature: 37.0°C.


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CautionFor Research Use Only
Cell TypeReporter Cells

Supporting Protocol



    I would like to know with luciferase these cells are expression and how this gene was introduced in these cells (plasmid, lentivirus etc..?). Also I would like to know how many photons per second per cell theses cells are expressing? Thank! Alain
    The luciferase gene is introduced into the cells via lentivirus. Specifics on the lentiviral vector is documented in our product page of pLenti-III-fireflyluciferase-RFP lentiviral vector (ABM Cat No. LV010141). Luciferase activity of clones were selected using standard luciferase assay protocol, and the RLU (raw light unit) triplicates of TRAMP-C1 control and TRAMP-C1-Luciferase were 27146.7 and 12904842.7, respectively. In other words, there is greater than 475X increase in the luciferase activity after normalizing the data.
    Which TRAMP cell line does this cell line originate from? TRAMP-C1 or TRAMP-C2?
    The parental cell line for this product is TRAMP-C1 cells.
    Have you test this line for in vivo growth and if so, what are its properties. Will it grow in normal mice (not nude or SCID)?
    The parental cell line for this product is TRAMP-C1 cells, which has been documented to be tumorigenic when grafted into syngeneic C57BL/6 hosts but do not form colonies in soft agar.
    Have had great results with expansion of these cells so far, we would like to do some in vitro assays to confirm bioluminescence in vitro, do you have a protocol for such an assay?
    We currently only provide a Luciferase assay kit that involves a cell lysis step. The user manual for this product can be found using this link:
    Is the GFP or RFP signal localized within the cell?
    No, there is no localization tag on the GFP or RFP, so they can diffuse throughout the cell. However, if you want a localized signal, abm's Organelle Labeling Lentiviruses can be used for our Stable Cell Line Generation service. Simply ask [email protected] for a quote.
    What type of GFP or RFP do these cell lines express, and from which promoter?
    The GFP is derived from copGFP (from Pontellina plumata) and the RFP is derived from mKate2 (from Entacmaea quadricolor). They are expressed from a proximal SV40 promoter, and a more distal CMV promoter may also drive expression. If you are looking for a cell line with a specific fluorescent reporter, or with a specific promoter, abm can perform a Stable Cell Line Generation service. Simply ask [email protected] for a quote.

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