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ECACC General Cell Collection: RIN-5F

Supplied by: European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures (ECACC)
Culture Type: Cell line
Collection: ECACC General Collection
Catalogue No.: 95090402
Cell Line Name: RIN-5F
Other Collection No.: ATCC CRL 2058
Citation Guidance: If use of this culture results in a scientific publication, it should be cited in the publication as: RIN-5F (ECACC 95090402)
Keywords: Rat islet cell tumour
Cell Line Description: RIN-5F is a secondary clone of the rat islet tumour cell line RIN-m (ECACC catalogue no. 95071701). Cloning was performed by limited dilution in RPMI 1640, 10%FBS and 20% conditioned medium. The conditioned medium contained growth hormones and prolactin being produced by rat pituitary tumour cells GH3 (ECACC catalogue no. 87012603). RIN-5F cells secrete insulin, produce high levels of the key APUD enzyme, L-dopa-decarboxylase and contain membrane-bound secretory granules.
Species: Rat
Tissue of Origin: Pancreas
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: Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:3 to 1:6 i.e. seeding at 2-4x10,000 cells/cm² using 0.05% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C. Cells grow in small islands and do not form a confluent monolayer.
Culture Medium: RPMI 1640 + 2mM Glutamine + 10% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS).
Depositor: Obtained from ATCC
Originator: No
Country: USA
References: Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 1977;74:628; ibid 1980;77:3519; Diabetes 1982;31:521; Endocrinology 1983;112:1070; Proc Soc Exp Biol Med 1983;175:35
Additional Bibliography: Not specified
Patents: None specified by Depositor
Release Conditions: No

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