HCT 116

Code: 0288
Cell Line: HCT 116
Species: Homo sapiens

Vulgar Name: Human
Tissue: Colon
Morphology: Epithelial
Disease: Colorectal Carcinoma
Growth Properties: Adherent
Sex: Male
Age/Ethinicy: adult
Applications: This cell line is a suitable transfection host. This line has a mutation in codon 13 of the ras proto-oncogene, and can be used as a positive control for PCR assays of mutation in this codon.
DNA Profile: Amelogenin: X,Y CSF1PO: 7,10 D13S317: 10,12 D16S539: 11,13 D5S818: 10,11 D7S820: 11,12 THO1: 8,9 TPOX: 8,9 vWA: 17,22
Tumor Formation: YES, NUDE MICE
Products: CARCINOEMBRYONIC ANTIGEN (CEA) 1ng PER 10E6 CELLS PER 10 DAYS; KERATIN
Biosafey: 1
Additional info: The cells are positive for keratin by immunoperoxidase staining. HCT 116 cells are positive for transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF beta 1) and beta 2 (TGF beta 2) expression.
Culture Medium: McCoy's 5A Medium is modified to contain 1.5 mM L-glutamine and 2200 mg/L sodium bicarbonate and fetal bovine 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. 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 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: 2 to 3 times per week

Subcultivation ratio: 1:3 to 1:8 is recommended
Culture Conditions: Atmosphere: air, 95%; carbon dioxide (CO2), 5% Temperature: 37°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: adenomas and carcinomas by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Cancer 76: 201-209, 1995. Brattain MG, et al. Sun L,. Santoro IM, Groden J. Alternative splicing of the APC gene and its association with terminal differentiation. Cancer Res. et al. Autocrine transforming growth factor-beta 1 and beta 2 expression is increased by cell crowding and quiescence in colon carcinoma cells. Exp. Cell Res. 214: 215-224, 1994. Heterogeneity of malignant cells from a human colonic. carcinoma. Cancer Res. 41: 1751-1756, 1981.
Depositors: LETÍCIA VERAS COSTA LOTUFO - Universidade Federal do Ceará
ATCC: CCL-247