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ECACC General Cell Collection: PNT2

Supplied by: European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures (ECACC)
Culture Type: Cell line
Collection: ECACC General Collection
Catalogue No.: 95012613
Cell Line Name: PNT2
Citation Guidance: If use of this culture results in a scientific publication, it should be cited in the publication as: PNT2 (ECACC 95012613)
Keywords: Human prostate normal, immortalised with SV40
Cell Line Description: Established by immortalisation of normal adult prostatic epithelial cells by transfection with a plasmid containing SV40 genome with a defective replication origin. The primary culture was obtained from a prostate of a 33 year old male at post mortem. PNT2 cells contain the SV40 genome and express large T protein. They possess a well differentiated morphology with the expression of cytokeratin 8,18 and 19 with the latter being a feature of differentiated luminal cells of the glandular prostate. Cytokeratin 14, a marker of epithelial basal cells, is not expressed. The cells are non-tumourigenic in nude mice.
Species: Human
Tissue of Origin: prostate
CellType: Epithelial
Growth Mode: Adherent
DNA Profile: STR-PCR Data:

Amelogenin: X,Y
CSF1PO: 11,13
D13S317: 8,13
D16S539: 9
D5S818: 12,13
D7S820: 11
THO1: 6,9.3
TPOX: 8,9
vWA: 17

Karyotype: Not specified
GMO Status: Genetically Modified Organism Class 1 (GMO1)
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: Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:3 to 1:10 i.e. seeding at 2-4x10,000 cells/cm² using 0.05% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C.
Culture Medium: RPMI 1640 + 2mM Glutamine + 6 -10% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS).
Depositor: Dr P Berthon, Dr O Cussenot, Hôpital SAINT-LOUIS, Paris
Originator: Yes
Country: FRANCE
References: J Urol 1991;146(3) 881-6; Int J Oncol 1995;6; Int J Cancer 1995;62:724, Biochem Pharm 1999;58: 279-284
Additional Bibliography: Not specified
Patents: None specified by Depositor
Release Conditions: No

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