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Hep G2 Cell Line human

hepatocyte carcinoma, 85011430

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biological source   human liver
growth mode   Adherent
karyotype   Modal no. 55
morphology   Epithelial
products   Prothrombin, antithromin III, alpha-foetoprotein complement, C3 and C4 activator, fibrinogen
receptors   Not specified
application(s)   cell culture | mammalian: suitable
relevant disease(s)   cancer
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −196°C

Description

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Application

Hep G2 cell line human has been used to study the cytotoxicity of carbon monoxide-releasing molecules and organic solvents on HepG2 cells and to evaluate the antiproliferative activity of aqueous extracellular polysaccharides (AEPS) for HepG2 using the MTT colorimetric assay.

Study of hepatocyte function and specific protein expression

Cell Line Origin

Human Caucasian hepatocyte carcinoma

DNA Profile

STR-PCR Data: Amelogenin: X,Y
CSF1PO: 10,11
D13S317: 9,13
D16S539: 12,13
D5S818: 11,12
D7S820: 10
THO1: 9
TPOX: 8,9
vWA: 17

Culture Medium

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

Subculture Routine

Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:3 to 1:6 i.e. seeding at 2-3x10,000 cells/cm2 using 0.25% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C. Cells might take 6 days to form a confluent monolayer without media change if seeded at 1:4. Until then growth occurs mainly in islands.

Cell Line Description

The Hep G2 cell line has been isolated from a liver biopsy of a male Caucasian aged 15 years, with a well differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma. The cells secrete a variety of major plasma proteins e.g. albumin, α2-macroglobulin, α 1-antitrypsin, transferrin and plasminogen. They have been grown successfully in large scale cultivation systems. Hepatitis B virus surface antigens have not been detected. The cells will respond to stimulation with human growth hormone.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
3

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Certificate of Analysis

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