Repository NIA Aging Cell Culture Repository
Subcollection Specially Characterized Fibroblasts
Biopsy Source Lung
Cell Type Fibroblast
Tissue Type Lung
Transformant Untransformed
Race Caucasian
Relation to Proband proband
Confirmation Clinical summary/Case history
ISCN 46,XY
Species Homo sapiens
Common Name Human
Remarks The MRC-5 cell line was developed in September 1966 from lung tissue taken from a 14 week fetus aborted for psychiatric reason from a 27 year old physically healthy woman. The cell morphology is fibroblast-like. The karyotype is 46,XY; normal diploid male. Cumulative population doublings to senescence is 42-48. G6PD isoenzyme is type B.
PDL at Senescence 73
PDL at Freeze 27
 
IDENTIFICATION OF SPECIES OF ORIGIN Species of Origin Confirmed by Chromosome Analysis
 
Remark The MRC-5 cell line was developed in September 1966 from lung tissue taken from a 14 week fetus aborted for psychiatric reason from a 27 year old physically healthy woman. The cell morphology is fibroblast-like. The karyotype is 46,XY; normal diploid male. Cumulative population doublings to senescence is 42-48. G6PD isoenzyme is type B.
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Futreal PA, Cochran C, Marks JR, Iglehart JD, Zimmerman W, Barrett JC, Wiseman RW, Mutation analysis of the THRA1 gene in breast cancer: deletion/fusion of the gene to a novel sequence on 17q in the BT474 cell line. Cancer Res54:1791-4 1994
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Kilfeather SA, Collins D, McCormack P, Cotter T, O'Malley K, The effect of in vitro aging on human lung fibroblast beta-adrenergic receptor density, coupling and response. Mech Ageing Dev63:247-56 1992
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PubMed ID: 1319530
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PDL at Senescence 73
Cumulative PDL at Freeze 27
Split Ratio 1:5
Temperature 37 C
Percent CO2 5%
Medium Eagle's Minimum Essential Medium with Earle's salts and non-essential amino acids
Serum 15% fetal bovine serum Not inactivated
Substrate None specified
Subcultivation Method trypsin-EDTA