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ECACC General Cell Collection: C2C12

Supplied by: European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures (ECACC)
Culture Type: Cell line
Collection: ECACC General Collection
Catalogue No.: 91031101
Cell Line Name: C2C12
Other Collection No.: ATCC CRL 1772
Citation Guidance: If use of this culture results in a scientific publication, it should be cited in the publication as: C2C12 (ECACC 91031101)
Keywords: Mouse C3H muscle myoblast
Cell Line Description: Subclone from myoblast line established from normal adult C3H mouse leg muscle. Differentiates rapidly; produces extensive contracting myotubes expressing characteristic muscle proteins. Provides model to study in vitro myogenesis and cell differentiation.
Species: Mouse
Tissue of Origin: muscle
CellType: Myoblast
Growth Mode: Adherent
Karyotype: Not specified
Biosafety Information: Unless specified otherwise, at the European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures (ECACC) we routinely handle all of our cell lines at containment level 2 in accordance with the ACDP guidelines. ACDP = Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (UK)
All cell cultures have the potential to carry as yet unidentified adventitious agents. It is the responsibility of the end user to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

ACDP Guidance: Biological agents: Managing the risks in laboratories and healthcare premises.

Hyperlinks to MSDS documents:
Frozen cell cultures Material Safety Data Sheet
Growing cell cultures Material Safety Data Sheet
Nucleic acids derived from cell cultures Material Safety Data Sheet
Subculture Routine: Cells can be relatively slow growing when resuscitated from frozen taking 4-5 days to reach 50% confluence when seeded at 2x1,000 cells/cm² . Split semi-confluent cultures (50 - 70%) 1:3 to 1:6 i.e. seeding at 1-2x1,000 cells/cm² using 0.05% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C. Do not allow cells to reach confluence as myotube formation may occur.
Culture Medium: DMEM + 2mM Glutamine + 10-15% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS).
Depositor: Obtained from ATCC
Originator: No
Country: USA
References: Nature 1977;270:725, Science 1985;230;758-766, J. Cell Biol. 1994; 127:1755-1766[published erratum appears in J Cell Biol 1995 Feb;128(4):following 713], J.Virol. 1997;71:169-178, Proc. Natl. Acad.Sci. USA 1996;93:14082-14087, J. Biol. Chem. 1996;271:1386
Additional Bibliography: (1)J Anim Sci; 1996 Jun: 74(6): 1265-73
Patents: None specified by Depositor
Release Conditions: No

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