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Catalog Number R1020Product Name Rat Cardiac microvascular endothelial cellsStorage Liquid NitrogenProduct Format Frozen vialCells Number >90% confluent in Frozen Vial*Caution: Although primary cells are tested pathogen-free, investigators should handle these cells with caution and treat all animal cells aspotential pathogens, since no test procedure can completely guarantee the absence of infectious agents. Proper precautions must be taken toavoid exposure. Always wear proper protective equipment (Gloves, safety glasses, etc.) when handling these materials. We recommendfollowing the universal procedures for handling products of animal origin as the minimum precaution against contamination.GENERAL INFORMATIONRat cardiac microvascular endothelial cells were isolated from the heart of adult SD rats. The cells areshipped in proliferating culture or frozen vial with a confluence of > 90% (the cells are provided atpassage 3). ENDO-Growth medium (EGM-2102) containing 5% serum and growth supplement isrecommended for the expansion of these cells can be propagated to passage 6 and beyond withoutlosing their morphologic and phenotypic characteristics. Cells are tested negative for commonexperimental animal pathogens, and mycoplasma in vitro. When you receive the cells, leave the flask in37°C C02 incubator for 1 hour first and then replace the transport medium with fresh ENDO-Growthmedium (EGM-2102). Let the cells grow for 24 hours before subculture.CELL CHARACTERIZATIONPECAM1 >95% positive by immunofluorescenceVE-Cadherin >95% positive by immunofluorescenceRat cardiac microvascular endothelial cells Negative for mycoplasmaPRODUCT USE AND SHIPPING STATUSProduct Use Rat cardiac microvascular endothelial cells are forresearch onlyShipping Status Frozen vial
Frozen:1) Coating T25 flasks. Add 2 ml AlphaBioCoat (AC001) into a T25 flask and ensure entire interiorsurface is coated with the solution. After 30 minutes, dispose of AlphaBioCoat (AC001) byaspiration. Gently rinse and aspirate flask with Phosphate Buffer Solution (1XPBS-001). The flaskis now ready for use (no need for overnight incubation when coated with AC001)2) If you are using the coated flask the same day, add about 4 ml of Endo-Growth media to thecoated flask. *If the media changes color from pink to yellow, aspirate and discard the media.Add 4ml of fresh media to the coated flask.3) Thaw the cells in a 37°C water bath. Once you see a small amount of ice left in the vial, spray thevial with 70% Ethanol and wipe it down.4) Transfer the vial into your Biosafety cabinet.5) Using a 2 or 5ml pipet, pipet the cells out of the vial.6) Transfer your cell suspension in to your coated plate that have the 4 ml media in it.7) You should have a total working volume of 5ml of cell suspension in the flask; close the cap.Make sure cells are evenly distributed in the flask by moving the flask left and right five times.Move it up and down for and additional five times.8) Place flask in a 37°C incubator with 5% C02. If flask is not vented, please loosen cap.9) Change media after 48 hours.