ACHN (ATCC® CRL-1611)

Organism: Homo sapiens, human  /  Tissue: kidney; derived from metastatic site: pleural effusion  /  Disease: renal cell adenocarcinoma

Organism Homo sapiens, human
Tissue kidney; derived from metastatic site: pleural effusion
Product Format frozen
Morphology epithelial
Culture Properties adherent
Biosafety Level 1
Disease renal cell adenocarcinoma
Age 22 years
Gender male
Ethnicity Caucasian
Applications
ACHN may be of use for antiproliferative studies using human interferons or interferon inducers.
Storage Conditions liquid nitrogen vapor temperature
Derivation

The ACHN cell line was initiated in November, 1979 from the malignant pleural effusion of a 22-year-old Caucasian male with widely metastatic renal adenocarcinoma (autopsy confirmed). Cells were seeded directly to culture flasks in Eagle's MEM with 10% FBS, then maintained and passaged 150 days in flasks. Cells were then inoculated subcutaneously into nude mice. After 4 weeks, palpable, locally invasive tumors were noted. Both the original cells (ACHN) and those recovered from nude mouse tumors were growth-inhibited by human interferons.

Clinical Data
22 years
Caucasian
male
Tumorigenic Yes
Effects
Yes, in nude mice
Comments
Growth is inhibited by human interferon [Hogan, T. F., personal communication].
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 are given for a 75 cm2 flask. Increase or decrease the amount of dissociation medium needed proportionally for culture vessels of other sizes.
  1. Remove and discard culture medium.
  2. Briefly rinse the cell layer with 0.25% (w/v) Trypsin - 0.53 mM 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).
    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.
  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 37°C.
Subcultivation Ratio: A subcultivation ratio of 1:2 to 1:3 is recommended
Medium Renewal: 2 to 3 times per week
Cryopreservation
Freeze medium: Complete growth medium, 95%; DMSO, 5%
Storage temperature: liquid nitrogen vapor temperature
Culture Conditions
Atmosphere: air, 95%; carbon dioxide (CO2), 5%
Temperature: 37°C
STR Profile
Amelogenin: X
CSF1PO: 11
D13S317: 12
D16S539: 12,13
D5S818: 12
D7S820: 9,11
THO1: 8
TPOX: 8,11
vWA: 16,17
Isoenzymes
G6PD, B
Name of Depositor TF Hogan
Year of Origin November, 1979
References

Tumors developed within 21 days at 100% frequency (5/5) in nude mice inoculated subcutaneously with 10(7) cells

The ACHN cell line was initiated in November, 1979 from the malignant pleural effusion of a 22-year-old Caucasian male with widely metastatic renal adenocarcinoma (autopsy confirmed). Cells were seeded directly to culture flasks in Eagle's MEM with 10% FBS, then maintained and passaged 150 days in flasks. Cells were then inoculated subcutaneously into nude mice. After 4 weeks, palpable, locally invasive tumors were noted. Both the original cells (ACHN) and those recovered from nude mouse tumors were growth-inhibited by human interferons.

Kochevar J. Blockage of autonomous growth of ACHN cells by anti-renal cell carcinoma monoclonal antibody 5F4. Cancer Res. 20: 2968-2972, 1990. PubMed: 2334900

Basic Documentation
References

Tumors developed within 21 days at 100% frequency (5/5) in nude mice inoculated subcutaneously with 10(7) cells

The ACHN cell line was initiated in November, 1979 from the malignant pleural effusion of a 22-year-old Caucasian male with widely metastatic renal adenocarcinoma (autopsy confirmed). Cells were seeded directly to culture flasks in Eagle's MEM with 10% FBS, then maintained and passaged 150 days in flasks. Cells were then inoculated subcutaneously into nude mice. After 4 weeks, palpable, locally invasive tumors were noted. Both the original cells (ACHN) and those recovered from nude mouse tumors were growth-inhibited by human interferons.

Kochevar J. Blockage of autonomous growth of ACHN cells by anti-renal cell carcinoma monoclonal antibody 5F4. Cancer Res. 20: 2968-2972, 1990. PubMed: 2334900