Cell Line:                              Raji

Cell Description:                 Human BurkittÕs lymphoma


Culture medium:                      RPMI 1640 with sodium bicarbonate, 2 mM L-glutamine, 1,0 mM sodium pyruvate + 10% FBS

Subculture routine:                 Maintain cultures between 3-9x105 cells/ml;

Incubate at 5% CO2, 37”C

Karyotype:                              2n = 46

Depositor:                               Prof. H. Harris / Dr. R. Sutherland, Sir William Dunn

School of Pathology, Oxford

Comments:                              Established in 1963 from BurkittÕs lymphoma in an 11 year old Negro male. Growth is in the form of single cells without attachment and as macroscopically visible clumps containing many hundreds of cells. Resistent to VSV. Handel under category II (P2)

Aplications:                             Resistence and virus studies: VSV

Sterility:                                   Tests for Mycoplasma, bacteria and fungi were negative

Biosafety Level:                     1

ECACC number:                      85011429

ATCC designation:                  CCL 86

Reference:                             Lancet 1964; 1:238; j. Nat. Cancer Inst. 1966; 37:547; trans NY Acad Sci 1966; 29:61