0377 - IMR-32

BCRJ Code 0377
Cell Line IMR-32
Species Homo sapiens
Vulgar Name Human
Tissue Brain; derived from metastatic site: abdominal mass
Cell Type Neuroblast
Morphology Fibroblast; neuroblast
Disease Neuroblastoma
Growth Properties Adherent
Sex Male
Age/Ethinicity 13 Month /
Derivation The IMR-32 cell line was established by W.W. Nichols, J. Lee and S. Dwight in April, 1967 from an abdominal mass occurring in a 13-month-old Caucasian male. The tumor was diagnosed as a neuroblastoma with rare areas of organoid differentiation.
Applications This cell line is a suitable transfection host.
Virus Succeptility: Vesicular stomatitis, Orsay (Indiana) Vesicular stomatitis, Glasgow (Indiana) Herpes simplex virus Vaccinia virus Human Coxsackievirus B3 Human poliovirus 3
Biosafety 1
Addtional Info Two cell types are present. Predominant is a small neuroblast-like cell.The other is a large hyaline fibroblast. IMR-32 cells may pile up and grow in patches. IMR-32 cells may not become 100% confluent.
Culture Medium Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium (DMEM) with 2 mM L-glutamine 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 1.0 to 3.0 mL of Trypsin-EDTA solution to flask and observe cells under an inverted microscope until the 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. Transfer cell suspension to centrifuge tube and spin at approximately 125 x g for 5 to 10 minutes. Discard supernatant and resuspend cells in fresh growth medium. Add appropriate aliquots of cell suspension to new culture vessels. Maintain cultures at a cell concentration between 4x104 and 4 x 105 cells/cm2. Place culture vessels in incubators 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. Population Doubling Time: approximately 20 hrs.
Subculturing Medium Renewal Every 2 to 3 days
Subculturing Subcultivation Ratio 1:3 to 1:6 is recommended
Culture Conditions Atmosphere: air, 95%; carbon dioxide (CO2), 5%
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 Tumilowicz JJ, et al. Definition of a continuous human cell line derived from neuroblastoma. Cancer Res. 30: 2110-2118, 1970. PubMed: 5459762 Rostomily RC, et al. Expression of neurogenic basic helix-loop-helix genes in primitive neuroectodermal tumors. Cancer Res. 57: 3526-3531, 1997. PubMed: 9270024 Maestrini E, et al. A family of transmembrane proteins with homology to the MET-hepatocyte growth factor receptor. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 93: 674-678, 1996. PubMed: 8570614
Depositors Silvia de Toledo - Grupo de Apoio ao Adolescente e a Criança com Câncer