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biological source   mouse bone
growth mode   Adherent
karyotype   Not specified
morphology   Fibroblast-like
products   Macrophage colony stimulating factor (M-MCF)
receptors   Not specified
application(s)   cell culture | mammalian: suitable
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −196°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.

Cell Line Origin

Mouse bone marrow stromal cells

Culture Medium

McCoy′s 5a + 2mM Glutamine + 10% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS).

Subculture Routine

Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:4 to 1:8 i.e. seeding at 1-2x10,000 cells/cm2 using 0.25% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C.

Cell Line Description

A bone marrow-derived stromal cell line established by A Pessina in 1987 from a normal female 5 month old mouse. A bone marrow culture was treated with the supernatant from Y1 cells which actively produce viral C-particles (MuLV). This fibroblast-like cell line produces macrophage-colony stimulating factor (M-MCF) and exhibits a high sensitivity to fibroblast growth factor (FGF) in clonogenic assays. The cells produce sarcomas in syngenic mice and have a reported doubling time of 14.7 hours.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport


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