Cell Line:                              Capan-1

Cell Description:                 Human adenocarcinoma, pancreas, from metastatic site: liver


Culture medium:                      RPMI 1640 with sodium bicarbonate, 2 mM L-glutamine and 1,0 mM sodium pyruvate, 85%; fetal bovine serum 15%.


Subculturing:                          Remove medium, rinse with fresh 0,025% trypsin solution, remove trypsin and let the culture sit at 37 ¡C until the cells detach (about ten minutes). Add fresh medium, aspirate and dispense in new flasks. Subculture every 6 to 8 days

Split ratio:                                A ratio of 1:2 to 1:4 is recommended.

Fluid renewal:                         2 times weekly

Description:                            The cells will slough off the growth surface if they become too heavy. Capan-1 expresses the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) and secretes gastric type mucin.

Growth Properties:                 Monolayer

Morphology:                            epithelial

Isoenzymes:                           Me-2, 1; PGM3, 1; PGM1, 1-2; ES-D, 1; AK-1, 1; G6PD, B; GLO-1, 1-2; Phenotype Frequency Product: 0.0311

Antigen Expression:               Blood Type A; Rh+; HLA A2, A9, B13, B17

Products:                                mucin

Tumorigenic:                           yes, in nude mice; forms adenocarcinoma consistent with pancreatic duct carcinoma

Karyotype:                             (P7) hypotriploid with abnormalities including dicentrics, breaks, acrocentric fragments, large submetacentric and subtelocentric chromosomes plus minute marker

Depositor:                               Fogh

Comments:                              Derived from a 40 years old caucasian female

Sterility:                                   Tests for Mycoplasma, bacteria and fungi were negative

Biosafety Level:                     1



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