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ECACC General Cell Collection: BE(2)-C

Supplied by: European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures (ECACC)
Culture Type: Cell line
Collection: ECACC General Collection
Catalogue No.: 95011817
Cell Line Name: BE(2)-C
Citation Guidance: If use of this culture results in a scientific publication, it should be cited in the publication as: BE(2)-C (ECACC 95011817)
Keywords: Human Caucasian neuroblastoma
Cell Line Description: BE(2)-C is a clonal sub-line of SK-N-BE(2) (ECCAC catalogue no. 95011815) which was isolated from bone marrow of a 22-month-old male with disseminated neuroblastoma in 1972. They are reported to be multipotential with regard to neuronal enzyme expression and display a high capacity to convert tyrosine to dopamine. The cells show a small, refractile morphology with short, neurite-like cell processes and tend to grow in aggregates.The Y chromosome could not be detected in this cell line by short tandem repeat (STR)-PCR analysis when tested at ECACC. It is a known phenomenon that due to the increased genetic instability of cancer cell lines the Y chromosome can be rearranged or lost resulting in lack of detection. The cell line is identical to the source provided by the depositor based on the STR-PCR analysis.
Species: Human
Tissue of Origin: neural
CellType: Neuroblast-like
Growth Mode: Adherent
DNA Profile: STR-PCR Data:

Amelogenin: X
CSF1PO: 10
D13S317: 11
D16S539: 9,11
D5S818: 12
D7S820: 9,10
THO1: 6
TPOX: 11
vWA: 18

Karyotype: Modal no. 44
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:
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Growing cell cultures Material Safety Data Sheet
Nucleic acids derived from cell cultures Material Safety Data Sheet
Subculture Routine: Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:50 to 1:100 i.e. seeding at 2-4x10,000 cells/cm² using 0.05% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C.
Culture Medium: EMEM (EBSS) + 1% Non Essential Amino Acids (NEAA) : Ham's F12 (1:1) + 2mM Glutamine + 15% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS) (Heat Inactivated).
Depositor: Dr R A Ross and Dr BA Spengler, Department of Biological Sciences, Fordham University, NY
Originator: Yes
Country: USA
References: Cancer Res 1978;38:3751
Additional Bibliography: Not specified
Patents: None specified by Depositor
Release Conditions: No

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