Cell Line: AGS
Cell Description: Human gastric adenocarcinoma; stomach
Culture Medium: Ham's F12 medium with sodium bicarbonate, 2 mM L-glutamine and 1,0 mM sodium pyruvate, 90%; fetal bovine serum, 10%
Subculturing: Remove medium, rinse monolayer with fresh 0.025% trypsin, 0.025% EDTA solution in PBS, remove trypsin and let the culture incubate at 37¡C for 3 to 5 minutes. Add fresh medium, aspirate and dispense into new flasks.
Split Ratio: A ratio of 1:2 to 1:6 is recommended
Description: The AGS cell line was derived from fragments of a tumor resected from a patient who had received no prior therapy. The cells have a plating efficiency of 34% in the medium below.
Growth Properties: monolayer
Doubling Time: 20
Sterility: Tests for Mycoplasma, bacteria and fungi were negative
Biosafety Level: 1
Tumorigenic: yes, in athymic BALB/c mice
Karyotype: modal number = 47; range = 39 to 92
Comments: Derived from a 54 year old caucasian female
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