UNSPSC Code: 12352200
Application: Culture Medium: EMEM (EBSS) + 2mM Glutamine + 1% Non Essential Amino Acids (NEAA) + 1mM Sodium Pyruvate + 10% Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS).
Biochem/physiol Actions: U-373 MG (Uppsala) is a human glioblastoma astrocytoma derived from a malignant tumour by explant technique.
Cell Line Description: A human glioblastoma astrocytoma derived from a malignant tumour by explant technique. This catalogue entry represents a new deposit of U-373 MG obtained from the originator's laboratory in Uppsala; it has been designated U-373 MG (Uppsala) to distinguish it from U-373 MG (Sigma Catalogue number 89081403) which is now known to be identical, by Short Tandem Repeat (STR)-PCR profiling, to another glioblastoma cell line, U-251 MG (please read below for more information about this discovery). U-373 MG (Uppsala) has been mycoplasma eradicated at ECACC and the stocks available for supply have undergone a further 10 passages without detection of mycoplasma.Background to the identity query for the cell line U-373 MG: The American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) reported that their stock of U-373 MG had been shown to have differing genetic properties to stock from the originator's laboratory, and to share similarities with another glioblastoma cell line, U-251. In light of this, ECACC undertook an investigation into the authenticity of its own stock of the U-373 MG cell line. ECACC found similar results to the ATCC i.e. the stock held as U-373 MG was found to be identical by STR-PCR profiling to U-251. The U-373 MG cell line listed under catalogue number 89081403 has been re-named as 'U-251 (formerly known as U-373 MG)'.
Cell Line Origin: Human glioblastoma astrocytoma
Culture Medium: EMEM (EBSS) + 2mM Glutamine + 1% Non Essential Amino Acids (NEAA) + 1mM Sodium Pyruvate (NaP) + 10% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS).
DNA Profile: STR-PCR Data: Amelogenin: X CSF1PO: 11,12 D13S317: 8 D16S539: 12,13 D5S818: 12 D7S820: 8.2,12 THO1: 7,9.3 TPOX: 8 vWA: 17,18
Subculture Routine: Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:3 to 1:6 i.e. seeding at 2-4x10,000 cells/cm2 using 0.25% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37C.
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RIDADR: NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany: 3