AFT024



BCRJ code:
0038
Cell Line:
AFT024
Species:
Mus musculus

Vulgar Name: Mouse
Tissue:
Liver/Stroma
Cell Type:
Fibroblast Sv40 Immortalized, Sv40 Transformed
Morphology:
Fibroblast
Growth Properties:
Adherent
Age Ethinicy:
14 to 14.5 day gestation embryo
Derivation:
This cell line, immortalized with temperature sensitive SV-40 T antigen, was derived from murine fetal liver stromal cells. They represent cells obtained from the microenvironment of the liver that support purified mouse and human CD34+CD38- hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells.
Applications:
These cells are provided for use as feeder cells to support the growth of purified mouse and human CD34+CD38- hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells.
Biosafety:
2
Additional info:
These cells have been growth-arrested by irradiation with 12,000 rads. The cells will begin to deteriorate 2 weeks after plating and may no longer support the growth of cells. We recommend that you do not keep the cells in culture for longer than 2 weeks.

It is recommended that the feeder cells be plated 24 hours before use at 5 to 6 X 106 cells/T75 in order to obtain a 100% confluent monolayer for stem cells growth. Once the feeder cells have attached, the culture medium can be changed to accommodate the cells to be supported.
Culture Medium:
Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium (DMEM) modified to contain 4 mM L-glutamine, 4500 mg/L glucose, 1 mM sodium pyruvate, and 1500 mg/L sodium bicarbonate, 2-mercaptoethanol to a final concentration of 0.05 mM and bovine calf serum to a final concentration of 10%.
Subculturing:
Volumes used in this protocol are for 75 cm2 flask; proportionally reduce or increase amount of dissociation medium for culture vessels of other sizes. T-75 flasks are recommended for subculturing this product.

Remove and discard culture medium.
Briefly rinse the cell layer with PBS without calcium and magnesium to remove all traces of serum that contains trypsin inhibitor.
Add 2.0 to 3.0 mL of Trypsin-EDTA solution to flask and observe cells under an inverted microscope until cell layer is dispersed (usually within 5 to 15 minutes).
Note: To avoid clumping do not agitate the cells by hitting or shaking the flask while waiting for the cells to detach. Cells that are difficult to detach may be placed at 37°C to facilitate dispersal.
Add 6.0 to 8.0 mL of complete growth medium and aspirate cells by gently pipetting.
Add appropriate aliquots of the cell suspension to new culture vessels.
Incubate cultures at 37°C.
Population Doubling Time about: 24 a 48 hours.

NOTE: For more information on enzymatic dissociation and subculturing of cell lines consult Chapter 12 in Culture of Animal Cells, a manual of Basic Technique by R. Ian Freshney, 6th edition, published by Alan R. Liss, N.Y., 2010.   

Medium Renewal: Every 2 to 3 days
Subcultivation ratio: 1:4 to 1:8
Culture Conditions:
Atmosphere: Air, 95%; carbon dioxide (CO2), 5%
Temperature: 33°C
Max Temperature: 33°C
Min Temperature: 31°C
Cryopreservation:
95% FBS + 5% DMSO (Dimethyl sulfoxide)
Thawing Frozen Cells:
SAFETY PRECAUTION: Is highly recommend that protective gloves and clothing always be used and a full face mask always be worn when handling frozen vials. It is important to note that
some vials leak when submersed in liquid nitrogen and will slowly fill with liquid nitrogen. Upon thawing, the conversion of the liquid nitrogen back to its gas phase may result in the vessel exploding or blowing off its cap with dangerous force creating flying debris.
1. Thaw the vial by gentle agitation in a 37°C water bath. To reduce the possibility of contamination, keep the Oring and cap out of the water. Thawing should be rapid (approximately 2 minutes).
2. Remove the vial from the water bath as soon as the contents are thawed, and decontaminate by dipping in or spraying with 70% ethanol. All of the operations from this point on should be carried out under strict aseptic conditions.
3. For cells that are sensitive to DMSO is recommended that the cryoprotective agent be removed immediately. Transfer the vial contents to a centrifuge tube containing 9.0 mL complete culture medium and spin at approximately 125 x g for 5 to 7 minutes.
4.Discard the supernatant and Resuspend cell pellet with the recommended complete medium (see the specific batch information for the culture recommended dilution ratio).
5. Incubate the culture in a appropriate atmosphere and temperature (see "Culture Conditions" for this cell line).

NOTE: It is important to avoid excessive alkalinity of the medium during recovery of the cells. It is suggested that, prior to the addition of the vial contents, the culture vessel containing the growth medium be placed into the incubator for at least 15 minutes to allow the medium to reach its normal pH (7.0 to 7.6).

References:
Moore KA, et al. Hematopoietic activity of a stromal cell transmembrane protein containing epidermal growth factor-like repeat motifs. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 94: 4011-4016, 1997. PubMed: 9108096

Miller JS, et al. Single adult human CD34(+)/Lin-/CD38(-) progenitors give rise to natural killer cells, B-lineage cells, dendritic cells, and myeloid cells. Blood 93: 96-106, 1999. PubMed: 9864151

Moore KA, et al. In vitro maintenance of highly purified, transplantable hematopoietic stem cells. Blood 89: 4337-4347, 1997. PubMed: 9192756

Hachney JA, et al. A molecular profile of a hematopoietic stem cell niche. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 99: 13061-13066, 2002. PubMed: 12226475

Punzel M, et al. The myeloid-lymphoid initiating cell (ML-IC) assay assesses the fate of multipotent human progenitors in vitro. Blood 93: 3750-3756, 1999. PubMed: 10339481

Thiemann FT, et al. The murine stromal cell line AFT024 acts specifically on human CD34+CD38- progenitors to maintain primitive function and immunophenotype in vitro. Exp. Hematol. 26: 612-619, 1998. PubMed: 9657136

Lewis ID, et al. Umbilical cord blood cells capable of engrafting in primary, secondary, and tertiary xenogeneic hosts are preserved after ex vivo culture in a noncontact system. Blood 97: 3441-3449, 2001. PubMed: 11369635

Fleming, D.O., Richardson, J. H., Tulis, J.J. and Vesley, D., (1995) Laboratory Safety: Principles and Practice. Second edition, ASM press, Washington, DC.

Caputo JL. Biosafety procedures in cell culture. J. Tissue Culture Methods 11:223-227, 1988
Depositors:
MARIA ISABEL ROSSI; KINCADE
ATCC:
SCRC-1007