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Hep G2 Cell Line human

85011430, hepatocyte carcinoma

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Synonym(s):
HepG2 Cells

biological source

human liver

growth mode

Adherent

karyotype

Modal no. 55

morphology

Epithelial

products

Prothrombin, antithromin III, alpha-foetoprotein complement, C3 and C4 activator, fibrinogen

receptors

Not specified

technique(s)

cell culture | mammalian: suitable

relevant disease(s)

cancer

shipped in

dry ice

storage temp.

−196°C

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Cell Line Origin

Human Caucasian hepatocyte carcinoma

Cell Line Description

The Hep G2 cell line has been isolated from a liver biopsy of a male Caucasian aged 15 years, with a well differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma. The cells secrete a variety of major plasma proteins e.g. albumin, α2-macroglobulin, α 1-antitrypsin, transferrin and plasminogen. They have been grown successfully in large scale cultivation systems. Hepatitis B virus surface antigens have not been detected. The cells will respond to stimulation with human growth hormone.

Application

Hep G2 cell line human has been used to study the cytotoxicity of carbon monoxide-releasing molecules and organic solvents on HepG2 cells and to evaluate the antiproliferative activity of aqueous extracellular polysaccharides (AEPS) for HepG2 using the MTT colorimetric assay.
Study of hepatocyte function and specific protein expression

DNA Profile

STR-PCR Data: Amelogenin: X,Y
CSF1PO: 10,11
D13S317: 9,13
D16S539: 12,13
D5S818: 11,12
D7S820: 10
THO1: 9
TPOX: 8,9
vWA: 17

Culture Medium

EMEM (EBSS)+ 2mM Glutamine + 1% Non Essential Amino Acids NEAA) + 10% Foetal Bovine Serum FBS / FCS.

Subculture Routine

Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:3 to 1:6 i.e. seeding at 2-3x10,000 cells/cm2 using 0.25% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C. Cells might take 6 days to form a confluent monolayer without media change if seeded at 1:4. Until then growth occurs mainly in islands.

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