SCL 4.1/F7




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biological source   rat nerve (sheath)
growth mode   Adherent
karyotype   42,XY / 43,XY+7
morphology   Flattened or crescent shaped
products   Not specified
receptors   Not specified
application(s)   cell culture | mammalian: suitable
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −196°C


Cell Line Origin

Rat Schwann cell

Cell Line Description

This cell line was derived from neonatal Wistar rat Schwann cells being cultured for several months with intermittent exposure to the mitogen, cholera toxin and infrequent passaging to avoid premature transformation. After cloning one of these cultures by limiting dilution, the line SCL4.1/F7 was established growing without mitrogen. The cells display a subratum adhesion which is calcium-dependent in the millimolar range and pronounced contact-inhibition of growth. Confluent or subconfluent cultures readily cease proliferation and change to a differentiated (stellate / bipolar) morphology secreting an autocrine antiproliferative factor. Cells have been eradicated from mycoplasma at ECACC. With increasing passage cells have been shown to undergo transformation. It is recommended to growth-arrest cells for a few days before subculture to avoid rapid transformation.

Culture Medium

Ham′s F12 + 2mM Glutamine + 10% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS).

Subculture Routine

Split semi-confluent cultures 1:4 using 0.25% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C Saturation density is 10,000 cells/cm2.

Other Notes

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport


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