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biological source   human breast
growth mode   Adherent
karyotype   Mean no. 64, modal no. 67, range 57-72
morphology   Epithelial
products   Not specified
receptors   Not specified
application(s)   cell culture | mammalian: suitable
relevant disease(s)   cancer
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −196°C


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Cell Line Origin

Human Breast Cancer

Culture Medium

MEBM (Clonetics, CC-3151) + MEGM SingleQuots (Clonetics, CC-4136) + 2mM Glutamine + 2% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS). Fresh EGF (final concentration of 10ng/ml) should be added to the medium at each subculture.

Subculture Routine

Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:2 i.e. seeding at 2-5x10,000 cells/cm2 using 0.25% trypsin; 5% CO2; 37°C. The VP series of breast cancer cell lines are very slow growing and relatively difficult to grow. Fresh EGF (final concentration 10ng/ml) s

Cell Line Description

Derived from a breast cancer biopsy removed from a 69 year-old female. The histology of the breast cancer biopsy was defined as Ductal Grade II, 90% of tumour cells stained positive for oestrogen receptors and cells were negative for progesterone receptor staining. The VP303 cell line derived from the tumour did not stain positive for oestrogen receptors. The individual was recorded to be alive 5 years after surgery performed to remove the tumour. This cell line grows slowly and is relatively difficult to culture; please read the sub-culture routine information closely.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport


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