TGP 55




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


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


Study of exocrine pancreas carcinomas, hormone secretion studies.

Cell Line Origin

Mouse pancreatic small cell anaplastic carcinoma

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.

Cell Line Description

TGP 55 has been obtained from a small cell anaplastic carcinoma arising in the pancreas of a transgenic Tg(Ela-1SV40E)Bri 18 mouse these mice carry a pseudogene construct composed of a pancreatic-specific elastase-1 promoter linked to the coding region for SV40 T antigen and thereby represent an animal model for pancreatic carcinogenesis. TGP 55 cells are SV40T antigen positive and secrete somatostatin, it is one of a series of cell lines isolated from pancreatic tumours deposited at ECACC. Cells secrete somatostatin and insulin in culture. Adherent clumps of small cells.

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