Sf 1Ep




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biological source   rabbit skin
growth mode   Adherent
karyotype   2n = 42
morphology   Epithelial
products   Not specified
receptors   Not specified
application(s)   cell culture | mammalian: suitable
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −196°C


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Virus replication studies (may be useful for viruses producing lesions in skin)

Cell Line Origin

Rabbit epidermis, cottontail

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 1:6 i.e. seeding at 2-4x10,000 cells/cm2 using 0.25% trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C. Finite lifespan. Maximum of 80 passages expected. Cells become spindle shaped when confluent.

Cell Line Description

From minced ear epidermis of adult male cottontail rabbit with papillomatosis. Cells can be cultured continuously at pH 7.4 and 37°C but may also be adequately maintained at 25°C. Developed for studies of epidermis specific virus replication. Also know as Sf1Ep (NBL-11).

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Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport


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