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biological source   human nerve
growth mode   Adherent
karyotype   Modal no. 44
morphology   Epitheilioid & neuroblastoid
products   Not specified
receptors   Not specified
application(s)   cell culture | mammalian: suitable
relevant disease(s)   metastasis
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −196°C


Cell Line Origin

Human Caucasian neuroblastoma

Cell Line Description

Established from a bone marrow biopsy of a 22-month-old male with disseminated neuroblastoma in 1972. The morphology varies with sub-population from cells with long processes through small, flattened, epithelioid cells. Dense cultures tend to form loosely adherent aggregates. They are multipotential with regard to neuronal enzyme expression and display a high capacity to convert tyrosine to dopamine.


Chemotherapy development, chromosome studies, drug resistance, differentiation studies.

Culture Medium

EMEM (EBSS) + 1% Non Essential Amino Acids (NEAA) : Ham′s F12 (1:1) + 2mM Glutamine + 15% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS).

Subculture Routine

Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:10 to 1:25 i.e. seeding at 2-4x10,000 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: Dr R A Ross and Dr BA Spengler, Department of Biological Sciences, Fordham University, NY

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport


Certificate of Analysis


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