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ECACC General Cell Collection: HCA-7 Colony 29

Supplied by: European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures (ECACC)
Culture Type: Cell line
Collection: ECACC General Collection
Catalogue No.: 02091238
Cell Line Name: HCA-7 Colony 29
Citation Guidance: If use of this culture results in a scientific publication, it should be cited in the publication as: HCA-7 Colony 29 (ECACC 02091238)
Keywords: Human Colon Carcinoma (subpopulation isolated from the HCA-7 cell line)
Cell Line Description: The human colon cancer cell line, HCA-7 Colony 29 expresses Cox-2. An interesting feature of this cell line is that it forms polarised epithelial sheets which allows examination of the trafficking and release of biomolecules in vitro. Cyclooxygenases (COXs) are key enzymes in the conversion of arachidonic acid to prostaglandins and other eicosanoids. It has been found that colonic polyps and cancers overexpress Cox-2 and that the inhibition of this enzyme by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs decreases the risk of colonic neoplasia. This cell line is useful for studying the role of Cox-2 in cancer cell biology and the investigation of colorectal epithelial cell polarity. Imperial College Innovations has stated that this cell line is not to be supplied to commercial organisations.
Species: Human
Tissue of Origin: Colon
CellType: Epithelial
Growth Mode: Adherent
DNA Profile: STR-PCR Data:

Amelogenin: X
CSF1PO: 11,14
D13S317: 9
D16S539: 10,11
D5S818: 8,12
D7S820: 11,12
THO1: 6,7
TPOX: 8,10
vWA: 14,16

Karyotype: Near Diploid
Biosafety Information: Unless specified otherwise, at the European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures (ECACC) we routinely handle all of our cell lines at containment level 2 in accordance with the ACDP guidelines. ACDP = Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (UK)
All cell cultures have the potential to carry as yet unidentified adventitious agents. It is the responsibility of the end user to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

ACDP Guidance: Biological agents: Managing the risks in laboratories and healthcare premises.

Hyperlinks to MSDS documents:
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Subculture Routine: Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:5 to 1:10 i.e. seeding at 1-2x10,000 cells/cm² using 0.05% trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C.
Culture Medium: DMEM + 10% FBS + 2mM L-Glutamine + 110mg/L Sodium Pyruvate (NaP).
Depositor: Dr S C Kirkland, Dept. Histopathology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, Hammersmith Campus, DuCane Raod, London. W12 ONN.
Originator: Yes
Country: UK
References: Mann et al. (2001) Gasteroenterology 120 1713-1719, Coffey et al. (1997) PNAS 94 657-662, Marsh et al. (1993) J. Pathology 170 441-450, Kirkland (1985) Cancer Research 58 323-2327
Additional Bibliography: Not specified
Patents: None specified by Depositor
Release Conditions: Yes - commercial organisations are required to complete the 'Cell Line Release Authorisation for Research Use in Commercial Organisations' release conditions form.

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