MCF7/S0.5 Cell Line

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MCF7/S0.5 Cell Line

Cat. #: 152090

Sub-type: Continuous

Unit size: 1x10^6 cells / vial

Availability: 3-4 weeks

Organism: Human

Tissue: Breast

Disease: Cancer

Model: Tumour line


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Inventor: Anne Lykkesfeldt

Institute: Danish Cancer Society

Primary Citation: Briand et al. 1984. Cancer Res. 44(3):1114-9. PMID: 6362856

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  • Name: MCF7/S0.5 Cell Line
  • Alternate name: MCF7/S0.5; MCF-7/S0.5; MCF7 S0.5
  • Cancer: Breast cancer
  • Cancers detailed: Breast cancer
  • Research fields: Cancer;Drug development
  • Tool sub type: Continuous
  • Parental cell: MCF7
  • Organism: Human
  • Gender: Female
  • Tissue: Breast
  • Donor: Female, 69 y.o., Caucasian
  • Disease: Cancer
  • Morphology: Epithelial; Adherent polygonal epithelia
  • Growth properties: Adherent
  • Model: Tumour line
  • Crispr: No
  • Conditional: Yes
  • Receptors of note: Oestrogen receptor and progesterone receptors
  • Description: The MCF7/S0.5 human breast cancer cell line has been established to grow at low serum. The presence of hormones in the serum required in tissue culture media complicates the demonstration of specific hormone and antihormone effects. Methods to overcome this have included charcoal-treated serum and serum-free medium. However, both methods have serious drawbacks. Therefore, the MCF-7/S0.5 cell line has been adapted to long-term growth at 0.5 % fetal bovine serum in order to reduce the oestroge...
  • Application: Hormone and anti-hormone effects studies; Studies of the effect of oestrogens; Estradiol and tamoxifen effects studies
  • Production details: This MCF7 subline was established buy stepwise reduction in the serum concentration from 5% fetal calf serum to 0.5 % in growth medium consisting of DMEM: Ham's F-12 medium (1:1) supplemented with 2mM glutamine and insulin (6ng/ml)
  • Biosafety level: 1
  • Cellosaurus id: CVCL_1D47

Target Details

  • Target: Oestrogen receptor


  • Application: Hormone and anti-hormone effects studies; Studies of the effect of oestrogens; Estradiol and tamoxifen effects studies


  • Format: Frozen
  • Passage number: Passage 408 (AL2542, AL2543)
  • Growth medium: Phenol-red-free DMEM/F12 medium supplemented with 1% Fetal calf serum 2.5 mM Glutamax and 6 ng/ ml Insulin
  • Temperature: 37° C
  • Atmosphere: 5% CO2
  • Unit size: 1x10^6 cells / vial
  • Shipping conditions: Dry ice
  • Storage conditions: Liquid Nitrogen
  • Subculture routine: Split at 70-80% confluence: 1:3 to 1:6 (seeding at 2-4x104 cells/cm2) using 0.05% trypsin or trypsin or 0.05% trypsin/EDTA solution. Change the media every 2-3 days
  • Mycoplasma free: Yes

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