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WI-38 Aborted Fetal Cell Line
Coriell Cell Repositories http://ccr.coriell.org/Sections/Search/Sample_Detail.aspx?Ref=AG06814-J&PgId=166 

Related Information on MRC-5 Aborted Fetal Cell Line

Cell Line Characteristics

Repository Number:

AG06814

Subcollection:

Specially Characterized Fibroblasts

Sample Description:

WI-38 - Normal Human Fetal Lung Fibroblast

DNA Sample:

NA06814

Cell Type:

Fibroblast

Cell Subtype:

Lung

Genus species:

Homo sapiens

Common Name:

human

Clinically Affected:

No

Age:

12 FW

Gender:

Female

Race:

Caucasian

Family Number:

1053

Relation to Proband:

proband

Remarks:

The WI-38 cell line was developed in July 1962 from lung tissue taken from a therapeutically aborted fetus of about 3 months gestational age. Cells released by trypsin digestion of the lung tissue were used for the primary culture. The cell morphology is fibroblast-like. The karyotype is 46,XX; normal diploid female. A maximum lifespan of 50 population doublings for this culture was obtained at the Repository. A thymidine labelling index of 86% was obtained after recovery. G6PD is isoenzyme type B. This culture of WI-38 is an expansion from passage 9 frozen cells obtained from the submitter.

ISCN:

46,XX

Price:

$75

Culture Protocol

 

Split Ratio:

1:5

Temperature:

37 C

Percent CO2:

5%

Medium:

MEM Eagle-Earle BSS 2X conc. of essen. & non-essen AA & Vit. with 2mM L-glutamine

Serum:

15% fetal bovine serum Uninactivated

Substrate:

None specified

Subcultivation Method:

trypsin-EDTA

Frozen at Passage:

22

Population Doubling at Freeze:

22

In vitro Lifespan:

Not determined

Split Ratio:

1:4

Temperature:

37 C

Percent CO2:

5%

Medium:

MEM Eagle-Earle BSS 2X conc. of essen. & non-essen AA & Vit. with 2mM L-glutamine

Serum:

15% fetal bovine serum Uninactivated

Substrate:

None specified

Subcultivation Method:

trypsin-EDTA

Frozen at Passage:

38

Population Doubling at Freeze:

44

In vitro Lifespan:

Not determined

Split Ratio:

1:5

Temperature:

37 C

Percent CO2:

5%

Medium:

MEM Eagle-Earle BSS 2X conc. of essen. & non-essen AA & Vit. with 2mM L-glutamine

Serum:

15% fetal bovine serum Uninactivated

Substrate:

None specified

Subcultivation Method:

trypsin-EDTA

Frozen at Passage:

26

Population Doubling at Freeze:

34

In vitro Lifespan:

Not determined

Characterizations

IDENTIFICATION OF SPECIES OF ORIGIN:

Species of Origin Confirmed by Nucleoside Phosphorylase, Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase, and Lactate Dehydrogenase Isoenzyme Electrophoresis and by Chromosome Analysis

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PubMed ID: 7568133

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PubMed ID: 8174635

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PubMed ID: 8206919

Venable ME, Blobe GC, Obeid LM, J Biol Chem 269:26040-4 (1994) Identification of a defect in the phospholipase D/diacylglycerol pathway in cellular senescence.
PubMed ID: 7929315

Kunisada T, Miller CD, Schneider EL, Mutat Res 237:75-81 (1990) Ultraviolet light-induced DNA damage in transcribed sequences: no change in repair with age.
PubMed ID: 2164149

Ganguly T, Duker NJ, Mutat Res 235:137-46 (1990) Differential cell cycle modulation of human DNA glycosylases against oxidized pyrimidines.
PubMed ID: 2308590

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PubMed ID: 2332448

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PubMed ID: 2474570

Giordano T, Foster DN, Exp Cell Res 185:399-406 (1989) Identification of a highly abundant cDNA isolated from senescent WI-38 cells.
PubMed ID: 2480908

Gibson JM, Milam SB, Klebe RJ, Mech Ageing Dev 48:101-10 (1989) Late passage cells display an increase in contractile behavior.
PubMed ID: 2739467

Kondo H, Kasuga H, Noumura T, Exp Cell Res 158:342-8 (1985) The heterogeneity of human fibroblasts as determined from the effects of hydrocortisone on cell growth and specific dexamethasone binding.
PubMed ID: 4007059

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Hayflick, Exp Cell Res 25:585 (1961), The serial cultivation of human diploid cell strains.


 

 
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