Cell Line: JEG-3
Culture medium: MEM (Eagle) in Earles«s BSS with sodium bicarbonate, 2 mM L-glutamine and 1,0 mM sodium pyruvate, 1% non essential amino acids (NEAA), 10% fetal bovine serum.
Growth Properties: Monolayer
Split Ratio: 1:4 to 1:6 is recommended
Sterility: Tests for Mycoplasma, bacteria and fungi were negative
Tumorigenic: yes, in nude mice; forms malignant tumor consistent with choriocarcinoma.
Isoenzymes: PGM3, 1-2; PGM1, 1; ES-D, 1; GLO-1, 1-2; G6PD, B
Products: human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), human chorionic somatomammotropin (placental lactogen); progesterone; able to transform steroid precursors to estrone and estradiol.
Comments: This is one of six clonally derived lines isolated from the Woods strain of the Erwin-Turner tumor by Kohler and associates.
ATCC designation: HTB 36
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