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Catalogue No.


Cell Line Name


Cell Line Description

Spontaneously Immortalized Rat Müller cell line. Müller cells are a major type of glial cells in the retina of the eye. Strain: Sprague-Dawley This cell line is distributed by ECACC on behalf of CellBank Australia, Children's Medical Research Institute, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia. All stock supplied is manufactured and Quality Control released at source by CellBank Australia. CellBank Australia reference: CBA-1665. NOTE: This cell line may take up to 48hours to seed.


Tissue of Origin





None Stated

Culture Conditions

Cell Type


Subculture Routine

Subcultivation Ratio: 1:5 - 1:10, split subconfluent cultures (70-80%). Harvest the cells using 0.05% Trypsin/EDTA at 37°C for 5 minutes. At thaw, the cells should be seeded at a density of 2-3 x 10⁴cells/cm². After recovery from thaw (48-72 hours), they can be seeded at 0.5-1.0 x 10⁴cells/cm². Flasks will require passaging twice weekly at a 1:10 seeding density. Media renewal: 2-3 times per week. Culture Conditions: Incubate the culture at 37°C with 5% CO₂. Cryoprotectant medium: 10% DMSO + 90% FCS.

Culture Medium

EMEM + 20% Foetal Calf Serum (FCS) + 25mM Glucose + 2mM L-Glutamine

Growth Mode


Additional Info


Dan Peet - University of Adelaide, South Australia

Country of Origin

United Kingdom

GMO Status

Genetically Modified Organism Class 1 (GMO1)

Hazard Group (ACDP)

Hazard Group (ACDP) 2



Kittipassorn T, Haydinger CD, Wood JPM, Mammone T, Casson RJ, Peet DJ. Characterisation of the novel spontaneously immortalised rat Müller cell line SIRMu-1. Exp Eye Res. 2019 Apr; 181:127-135 PubMed: 30677389

Available Formats

  • Frozen

If use of this culture results in a scientific publication, it should be cited in the publication as: SIRMu-1 (ECACC 19091601).

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