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biological source   human kidney (renal gland)
growth mode   Adherent
karyotype   Median number of chromosomes is 71
morphology   Polygonal
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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Depositor and originator: Dr H B Grossman Department of Urology, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 1373, Houston, Texas, 77030 USA


Study of tumour associated antigens.

Cell Line Origin

Human renal carcinoma

DNA Profile

STR-PCR Data: Amelogenin: X,Y
CSF1PO: 8,12
D13S317: 12
D16S539: 9,10
D5S818: 12
D7S820: 10,12
THO1: 6
TPOX: 10
vWA: 18

Culture Medium

EMEM (EBSS) + 2mM Glutamine + 1% Non Essential Amino Acids (NEAA) + 10% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS).

Subculture Routine

Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:4 to 1:10 i.e. seeding at 2-4x10,000 cells/cm2 using 0.05% trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C. Doubling time approximately 43 hours.

Cell Line Description

UM-RC-6 is a continuous cell line established from a primary renal adenocarcinoma. It exhibits a loss of contact inhibition and fails to produce tumours in the nude mouse model.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport


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