TGP 49




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biological source   mouse pancreas
growth mode   Adherent
karyotype   Not specified
morphology   Trabecular
products   Somatostatin (low levels)
receptors   Not specified
application(s)   cell culture | mammalian: suitable
relevant disease(s)   cancer
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −196°C


Cell Line Origin

Mouse pancreatic acinar carcinoma

Cell Line Description

TGP 49 has been isolated from an acinar cell carcinoma arising in the pancreas of a transgenic Tg(E1a-1-SV40E)Bri18 mouse. These mice carry a pseudogene construct composed of a pancreatic specific elastase-1 promoter linked to the SV40T antigen and thereby represent an animal model for pancreatic carcinogenesis. TGP 49 secretes low amounts of somatostatin, it is one of a series of cell lines isolated from pancreatic tumours deposited at ECACC. They have been reported not to secrete amylase or lipase but do secrete trypsin. Differentiation characteristics fluctuate from time to time in culture. Trabecular and clumps of small cells.


Study of endocrine pancreas carcinomas, hormone assays.

Culture Medium

DMEM:Ham′s F12 (1:1) + 2mM Glutamine + 10% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS) (Heat Inactivated).

Subculture Routine

Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:3 i.e. seeding at 3x10,000 cells/cm2 using 0.25% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C.

Other Notes

Cultures from HPA Culture Collections and supplied by Sigma are for research purposes only. Enquiries regarding the commercial use of a cell line are referred to the depositor of the cell line. Some cell lines have additional special release conditions such as the requirement for a material transfer agreement to be completed by the potential recipient prior to the supply of the cell line. Please view the Terms & Conditions of Supply for more information.

Depositor and originator: Prof OS Pettengill and Dr DS Longnecker, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, NH

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport


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