Drosophila Adult Muscle Progenitor-like Cell Lines

Immortalized Drosophila adult muscle progenitor-like cells that can be differentiated in vitro upon ecdysone treatment.

Highlights:

  • Fast and robust growing cells immortalized using RasV12
  • Transcriptomes profiled during cell immortalization by RNA-Seq in Dequeant et al., 2015
  • Can be differentiated into muscle cells upon ecdysone treatment

These cell lines were derived from Drosophila embryonic primary cultures established from Act5C > UAS-RasV12, UAS-GFP embryos in which ubiquitously-expressed Gal4 drives the expression of both RasV12 and GFP (as described in Simcox et al., 2008). Although the cultures were prepared from whole embryos, the cell lines present many characteristics of Adult Muscle Progenitor cells (often compared to vertebrate muscle stem cells, or satellite cells). First, they express a number of genes usually expressed in AMPs (e.g., twist). Second, upon addition of the steroid hormone ecdysone, the cells can be differentiated into muscle cells, expressing terminal differentiation markers (e.g., myosin heavy chain) as described in Dequeant et al., 2015 with the R1 cell line being the most efficiently differentiated cell line into muscle cells.

From the laboratories of Norbert Perrimon, PhD, Harvard University and Amanda Simcox, PhD, The Ohio State University.

Catalog Number Product Size AVAILABILITY Price Qty
EF4003
Drosophila Adult Muscle Progenitor-like Cell Line (R1), 1 vial
1 vial Currently Unavailable
Price: $525.00
EF4004
Drosophila Adult Muscle Progenitor-like Cell Line (R3), 1 vial
1 vial In stock
Price: $525.00
EF4005
Drosophila Adult Muscle Progenitor-like Cell Line (R4), 1 vial
1 vial In stock
Price: $525.00
EF4006
Drosophila Adult Muscle Progenitor-like Cell Line (R7), 1 vial
1 vial In stock
Price: $525.00
Specifications
Product Type: Cell Line
Name: R1 or Ras[V12]-H1R3 or Ras[V12]-H3R4 or Ras[V12]-H4R7 or Ras[V12]-H7
Cell Type: Adult muscle progenitor-like cells
Accession ID: R1, CVCL_5I26; R3, CVCL_1B60; R4, CVCL_5I27; R7, CVCL_1B61
Organism: Drosophila melanogaster
Source: Drosophila melanogasterembryonic primary culture
Morphology: Adherent
Biosafety Level: BSL2
Subculturing: Cells can be split 1:3, 1:5, or 1:10 depending on how often cells are needed for experiments. Trypsin-EDTA solution (1×) (Life Technologies).
Growth Conditions: Schneider's insect medium (Gibco/Invitrogen, Cat. 21720-024) (100mL) supplemented with 11.25mL heat-inactivated fetal bovine serum (Gibco/Invitrogen, Cat. 16140-071) and 1.25mL antibiotic mix (Penicillin-Streptomycin liquid, Gibco/Invitrogen, Cat.15070-063). Grow at 19C.
Cryopreservation: 50% Schneider's medium, 30% serum and 20% dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO)
Comments: The cell lines also express GFP. The cell lines can be differentiated into muscle cells by addition of ecdysone as described in Dequeant et al., 2015.
Storage: Liquid nitrogen
Shipped: Dry ice
Provider
From the laboratories of Norbert Perrimon, PhD, Harvard University and Amanda Simcox, PhD, The Ohio State University.
References
  1. Dequéant ML, Fagegaltier D, Hu Y, Spirohn K, Simcox A, Hannon GJ, Perrimon N. Discovery of progenitor cell signatures by time-series synexpression analysis during Drosophila embryonic cell immortalization. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Oct 20;112(42):12974-9.
  2. Simcox A, Mitra S, Truesdell S, Paul L, Chen T, Butchar JP, Justiniano S. Efficient genetic method for establishing Drosophila cell lines unlocks the potential to create lines of specific genotypes. PLoS Genet. 2008 Aug 1;4(8):e1000142.

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