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MOPC 315

MOPC 315

Catalogue No.


Cell Line Name

MOPC 315

Cell Line Description

Established in vitro from the MOPC 315 plasmacytoma induced by mineral oil injections in a BALB/c mouse. Secretes an IgA lambda antibody which recognises DNP-TNP substituted proteins. Cells are killed by low concentrations (10nM) of dexamethasone.



Immunoglobulin A lambda

Tissue of Origin



Not specified



Culture Conditions

Subculture Routine

Maintain cultures between 1-9x100,000 cells/ml; 5% CO₂; 37°C. Do not allow cell density to rise above 1,000,000 cells/ml as rapid death occurs at higher concentrations.

Culture Medium

EMEM (EBSS) + 2mM Glutamine + 1% Non Essential Amino Acids (NEAA) + 10-20% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS).

Growth Mode


Additional Info


Prof H Harris/Dr R Sutherland, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford

Country of Origin

United Kingdom

Hazard Group (ACDP)

Hazard Group (ACDP) 2



J Nat Cancer Inst 1971;43:403; Physiol Rev 1972;52:631; J Immunol 1972;109:674

Available Formats

  • Frozen

If use of this culture results in a scientific publication, it should be cited in the publication as: MOPC 315 (ECACC 85022106).

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