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%.
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
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
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
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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