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biological source   Mouse x Rat Hybridoma nerve
growth mode   Adherent
karyotype   Not specified
morphology   Neuronal
products   Not specified
receptors   Not specified
application(s)   cell culture | mammalian: suitable
relevant disease(s)   cancer
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −196°C


Cell Line Origin

Mouse neuroblastoma x Rat glioma hybrid

Cell Line Description

A bromodeoxyuridine resistant mutant of 108CC5 (Sigma Catalogue number 08062521), a mouse neuroblastoma N18TG2 x rat glioma C6-BU-1 hybrid


Used in the generation of cell hybrids.

Culture Medium

DMEM + 2 mM glutamine + 10% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS) + 1 mM 8-bromodeoxyuridine. The cells can be grown in the absence of bromodeoxyuridine.

Subculture Routine

Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:3 to 1:6 i.e. seeding at 1-2x10,000 cells/cm2 using 0.05% trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C. The cultures rapidly produce lactic acid through anaerobic glycolysis causing the media to become acidified. The medium must never be allowed to become acidic as cells detach in clumps and take many passages to recover. Frequent inspection of cultures is therefore required. Immediately after resuscitation a pre-centrifugation step to remove cryoprotectant (DMSO) is recommended i.e. pellet the cells by centrifugation at 100 x g for 5 minutes and resuspend the cell pellet in fresh medium using the appropriate volume to achieve the correct seeding density.

Other Notes

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Depositor and originator: Professor Bernd Hamprecht, Interfaculty Institute for Biochemistry, University of Tuebingen, Hoppe-Seyler Street 4, 72076 Tuebingen, Germany.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport


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