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Catalogue No.


Cell Line Name


Cell Line Description

The antibody is directed against the murine T cell IL-2 receptor. It inhibits IL-2 driven cell proliferation of T cells and B cells.



P3X63 Ag8


B6.1 CTL cells

Immunological Donor

OFA rat spleen

Antibody Isotype

Rat IgG1



Tissue of Origin


Culture Conditions

Cell Type


Subculture Routine

Maintain cultures between 3-9 x 100,000 cells/ml; 5% CO₂; 37°C. When recovering hybridoma cultures from frozen it is not unusual for growth to be slower than expected initially and there may be an observed decrease in viability. Establishment of an actively proliferating culture may take up to 2 weeks. On resuscitation a centrifugation step to remove the cryoprotectant is essential. Rapidly thaw the frozen ampoule in a water bath at 37°C for 1-2 minutes. Transfer the contents to a centrifuge tube and slowly add 5-10ml of prewarmed growth media+. Remove a sample for counting. Centrifuge at 100 x g for 2-3 minutes to pellet cells and seed at a relatively high density of 5-7 x 10µ cells/ml. Place culture flask flat and observe regularly until viable proliferating cells are seen. Often hybridoma cultures may benefit from being resuspended with media supplemented with 20% FBS in the early critical stage of culture establishment immediately post resuscitation. Once the culture is established in culture the FBS can be reduced to 10%.

Culture Medium

DMEM + 2mM glutamine + 0.05mM 2-mercaptoethanol (2ME) + 10% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS)

Growth Mode


Additional Info


Mr T Littlewood, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Cambridge

Country of Origin

United Kingdom

Hazard Group (ACDP)




J Exp Med 1984;160:1170

Available Formats

  • Frozen

If use of this culture results in a scientific publication, it should be cited in the publication as: PC615.3 (ECACC 88041902)

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