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ICLC Animal Cell Lines Database

Address IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino
L.go R. Benzi, 10
16132 Genova
Phone +39 010 555 7491 - 7492
Fax No fax available
Email barbara.parodi@hsanmartino.it
WWW http://www.iclc.it/
Conditions The cell lines will be made available subject to the following conditions:

1. The cultures are to be used either by:

Scientist affiliated to a non-profit research institute in pursuance of an academic research programme


if by commercial or similar interests, they will not be offered for sale or be utilized in commercial processes involved in the preparation for sale of any biological material, or in any other type of commercial activity without having secured written agreement from the ICLC on behalf of the original depositor. The ICLC will refer back to depositors all such requests.

2. The cell lines will not be distributed to third parties.

3. If the cell lines are referred to in any publication, then correct reference will be made to the work of the original depositor and no alteration will be made to its ICLC cell line name or acronym.

4. The ICLC and its depositors do not accept any liability in connection with the handling or use of the cell line.

Shipping information
The cells will be shipped on mondays, in the week following the receival of the order. In case a technical problem would arise, the customer will be promptly informed.

Contact Person Barbara Parodi
Additional Database Information ICLC

Example of an entry from the ICLC catalogue.

Accession_number ICLC AL96001
Cell_line_name SIRC
Brief_description Species: rabbit; Tissue: cornea
Description Species: rabbit; Tissue: cornea
Depositor Dr O.E. Varnier, Molecular Virology Unit, ABC, Genoa, Italy.
Bibliographic_reference Proc Soc Exp Biol Med 1970;135:1543-1545
Morphology fibroblast-like, grown as monolayer
Culture_conditions continuous culture; MEM (EBSS) + 10% FBS + 1% non-essential amino acids; Split confluent cultures 1:4-1:6 using trypsin/EDTA; seed at 2-4x104 cells/cm2. 37C, 5% CO2.
Viruses There is no evidence for the presence of infectious viruses
Properties virus replication; not susceptible to poliovirus2, Coxsackie A9 and B5; Susceptible to: rubella
Release_conditions Cell line available for distribution. For non-commercial investigative use only
Hazard Cell line of non primate origin. There is no evidence for the presence of infectious viruses or toxic products. However, it is recommended that cultures are handled under Biosafety Level 2 containment (Italian Decree Law 626/94).
Passage_number 12
Species_validation Validated by isoenzymes: confirmed as rabbit with AST, G6PD, PepB
Karyology modal number 66
Freezing_medium Culture medium + 50% FBS + 10% DMSO
Sterility mycoplasma negative, HOECHST and PCR
Further_bibliography Proc Soc Exp Biol Med 1966;122:783 [PMID: 5918951]
Proc Soc Exp Biol Med 1967;125:1271 [PMID: 6042441]
Virology 1984;132:79-84 [PMID: 6607566]

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