from human breast, 16022513



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biological source   human breast
growth mode   Adherent
morphology   polygonal epithelia
application(s)   cell culture | mammalian: suitable
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −196°C


General description

T47D/TR-1 cells are ER alpha positive and express progesterone receptor, although at reduced level compared to parental T7D/S2 cells. T47D/TR-1 cells are growth inhibited by fulvestrant. Oestrogen receptor.

Cell Line Description

The T47D/TR-1 is a breast cancer cell line resistant to tamoxifen. The T47D/TR-1 cell line has been established by long term treatment of T47D/S2 cells with 1 μM tamoxifen. Clonal selection was performed in medium without tamoxifen. After growth in presence of 1 μM tamoxifen for 10 months, the growth rate was similar to the parental cells.

Culture Medium

RPMI 1640 w/o Phenol Red (R7509) + 2% FBS (F2442) + 2.5 mM Ala-Gln (G8541) + 8μg/ml Insulin (I9278)

Subculture Routine

Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:3 to 1:6 i.e. seeding at 2-4 x 10, 000 cells/cm² using 0.05% trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C. Recommend media changes every 2-3 days.

Other Notes

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If use of this culture results in a scientific publication, it should be cited in the publication as: T47D/TR-1 (ECACC 16022513)

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

UN3373 - class 6.2 Biological substance, Category B


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