VH 2 (ATCC® CCL-140)

Organism: Vipera russelli, Russell's viper  /  Tissue: heart  /  Disease: normal

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Organism Vipera russelli, Russell's viper
Tissue heart
Product Format frozen
Morphology fibroblast
Culture Properties adherent
Biosafety Level 1
Disease normal
Gender female
Storage Conditions liquid nitrogen vapor phase
Karyotype modal number = 35; range = 22 to 67.
Karyotype stable with a near-diploid stemline number. The cells have 16 macrochromosomes and from 17 to 20 microchromosomes.
Virus Susceptibility Herpes simplex virus
Vaccinia virus
Vesicular stomatitis virus
Human poliovirus 1
Complete Growth Medium The base medium for this cell line is ATCC-formulated Eagle's Minimum Essential Medium, Catalog No. 30-2003. To make the complete growth medium, add the following components to the base medium: 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.
  1. Remove and discard culture medium.
  2. Briefly rinse the cell layer with 0.25% (w/v) Trypsin-0.53mM EDTA solution to remove all traces of serum which contains trypsin inhibitor.
  3. 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).
  4. Add 6.0 to 8.0 mL of complete growth medium and aspirate cells by gently pipetting.
  5. Add appropriate aliquots of the cell suspension to new culture vessels.
  6. Incubate cultures at 30°C. Atmosphere: Air, 95%; carbon dioxide (CO2), 5% 

 

Subcultivation Ratio: 1:2
Medium Renewal: Once a week

Note: For more information on enzymatic dissociation and subculturing of cell lines consult Chapter 10 in Culture of Animal Cells, a Manual of Basic Technique by R. Ian Freshney, 3rd edition, published by Alan R. Liss, N.Y., 1994.

Cryopreservation
Complete growth medium 95%; DMSO, 5%. Cell culture tested DMSO is available as ATCC Catalog No. 4-X.

Culture Conditions

Temperature: 30°C
Atmosphere: Air, 95%; CO2, 5%

Name of Depositor HF Clark
Year of Origin June, 1968
References

. . In Vitro 6: 376, 1971.

Clark HF, et al. Comparative characterization of a C-type virus-producing cell line (VSW) and a virus-free cell line (VH2) from Vipera russelli. J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 51: 645-654, 1973. PubMed: 4358139

Hay, R. J., Caputo, J. L., and Macy, M. L., Eds. (1992), ATCC Quality Control Methods for Cell Lines. 2nd edition, Published by ATCC.

Caputo, J. L., Biosafety procedures in cell culture. J. Tissue Culture Methods 11:223-227, 1988.

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

Notice: Necessary PermitsPermits

These permits may be required for shipping this product:

  • Customers located in the state of Hawaii will need to contact the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to determine if an Import Permit is required. A copy of the permit or documentation that a permit is not required must be sent to ATCC in advance of shipment.
Basic Documentation
References

. . In Vitro 6: 376, 1971.

Clark HF, et al. Comparative characterization of a C-type virus-producing cell line (VSW) and a virus-free cell line (VH2) from Vipera russelli. J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 51: 645-654, 1973. PubMed: 4358139

Hay, R. J., Caputo, J. L., and Macy, M. L., Eds. (1992), ATCC Quality Control Methods for Cell Lines. 2nd edition, Published by ATCC.

Caputo, J. L., Biosafety procedures in cell culture. J. Tissue Culture Methods 11:223-227, 1988.

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