TGP 52




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biological source   mouse pancreas
growth mode   Adherent
karyotype   Not specified
morphology   Trabecular
products   Somatostatin
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 islet cell tumour

Cell Line Description

TGP 52 has been isolated from an islet tumour 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 52 cells are SV40T antigen positive and secrete somatostatin, it is one of a series of pancreatic tumour lines deposited at ECACC. Cells transiently produce insulin in culture followed by somatostatin.


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


Certificate of Analysis


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ECACC Laboratory Handbook
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