Mammary gland

HME1

Evercyte ́s human mammary epithelial cell line HME1 can be grown without limitations while maintaining expression of cell type specific markers and functions. Therefore, these cells are useful as standardized in vitro model to study processes such as breast cancer development, to test anti-tumor therapies or to perform toxicological tests.

Additionally, the cell line is the perfect starting material for genetic engineering to create important disease models.

General information

Cat#: CHT-044-0236

Organism: homo sapiens
Tissue, cell type: breast tissue (healthy female donor, 53 years), mammary epithelial cells
Morphology:
epithelial morphology
Life span extension:
ectopic expression of hTERT
Quality:
free from contaminations (bacteria incl. mycoplasma, fungi, HIV, HAV, HBV, HCV, Parvo-B19) and cross-contaminations

Morphology and expression of marker proteins

HME-1 cells are characterized by the typical epithelial cobblestone appearance and expression of mammary epithelial cell markers such as KRT8/18 and Mucin-1. Cell nuclei are counterstained with DAPI.

FAQs

In vitro propagation

MEGM Bullet kit (Lonza, Cat# CC-3150)

MEBM basal medium (Lonza, Cat# CC-3151)

Components of MEGM SingleQuot Kit (Lonza, Cat# CC-4136: BPE, hEGF, Insulin, Hydrocortisone)
Additional material & reagents

Phosphate buffered saline (PBS) (Sigma, Cat# D8537)

Trypsin inhibitor (Gibco, Cat# R007100)

0,05 % Trypsin-EDTA (Gibco, Cat#25300-054)

Protocol passaging of HME-1
Passaging of cells

For detachment of the cells remove and discard the culture medium and wash the cells once with PBS (about 160 µl/cm²). Remove PBS completely.

Then, add 0.05 % Trypsin-EDTA solution (20 µl/cm²), make sure that all cells have been in contact with this solution and incubate the culture flask at 37°C for approximately 3 min.
Observe cell detachment under an inverted microscope. As soon as all cells are detached, add Trypsin-Inhibitor (20 µl/cm²). Do not agitate the cells by hitting the flask!
Thereafter, resuspend the cells in growth medium (about 160 µl/cm²) and aspirate the cells by pipetting, centrifuge at 170 g for 5 min.
Discard the supernatant, resuspend the cell pellet in the remaining droplet and add growth medium. Then, add appropriate aliquots of the cell suspension to new culture vessels supplemented with growth medium (final volume of 240 µl/cm²).

A split ratio of 1:3 twice a week is recommended (after cells have reached about 80-90 % confluence). Never allow the culture to become confluent!
Cultivate cells at 37°C in a humidified atmosphere with 5% CO2.

Cryopreservation

Freezing medium

CryoStor® cell cryopreservation medium CS10 (Sigma Aldrich, Cat# C2874)

Additional material & reagents

Phosphate buffered saline (PBS) (Sigma, Cat# D8537)

0,05 % Trypsin-EDTA (Gibco, Cat# 25300-054)

Trypsin inhibitor (Gibco, Cat# R007100)

Protocol cryopreservation of HME-1
Freezing of cells

Detach the cells from the culture vessel by using Trypsin-EDTA and Trypsin-Inhibitor (Protocol passaging of HME1).

Resuspend the detached cells in growth medium and centrifuge at 170 g for 5 min.
Discard the supernatant, resuspend the resulting cell pellet in the remaining droplet and add freezing medium (tempered to 4°C) to reach a cell density of about 0.8 – 1.4 x 106 cells/ml (for thawing in a 25 cm² culture flask).
Add 1 ml of this cell suspension to each pre-cooled cryovial and immediately transfer the cells to -80°C.

After 24 hours transfer the vials to the liquid nitrogen tank.
Thawing of cells

Original Evercyte cells are to be thawed in a T25 rouxflask

Add 6 ml of growth medium to a 25 cm² culture flask and place the culture flask in the incubator for at least 30 min to allow the medium to reach its normal pH.
Take a vial of frozen cells, rinse it outside with Ethanol and pre-warm in the hand until one last piece of frozen cells is seen.
Discard the supernatant and resuspend the cell pellet in the remaining droplet.

Add 1 ml of the pre-warmed medium to the cells, transfer them to the prepared culture flask and incubate at 37°C in a suitable incubator.
Perform a medium change 24 hours after thawing. If the cells are already 80 % confluent at this point, they have to be passaged.
Protocol passaging of HME1

Product data sheet – certificate of analysis

Product data sheet (PDS) download
Certificate of analysis
is available upon request | Please contact us indicating the respective LOT numbers

Protocols

Preparation of HME1 cell culture medium
Protocol passaging of HME1
Protocol cryopreservation of HME1

Data on Markers and Functions

HME1 – morph. and expr. of KRT8/18, Mucin-1

Safety documents (coming soon)

Telomerized human cells – material safety data sheet

HME1 – cell line establishment, vector maps

Selected publications

Duan S, Nordmeier S, Byrnes AE, Buxton ILO. Extracellular Vesicle-Mediated Purinergic Signaling Contributes to Host Microenvironment Plasticity and Metastasis in Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Int J Mol Sci. 2021 Jan 9;22(2):597. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33435297/

Nair VA, Valo S, Peltomäki P, Bajbouj K, Abdel-Rahman WM. Oncogenic Potential of Bisphenol A and Common Environmental Contaminants in Human Mammary Epithelial Cells. Int J Mol Sci. 2020 May 25;21(10):3735. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32466334/
Rossetti S, Sacchi N. 3D Mammary Epithelial Cell Models: A Goldmine of DCIS Biomarkers and Morphogenetic Mechanisms. Cancers (Basel). 2019 Jan 23;11(2):130. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30678048/
Sambandam Y, Reddy SV, Mulligan JL, Voelkel-Johnson C, Wagner CL. Vitamin D Modulation of TRAIL Expression in Human Milk and Mammary Epithelial Cells. Sci Rep. 2017 Jun 28;7(1):4362. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28659589/
Robertson DM, Li L, Fisher S, Pearce VP, Shay JW, Wright WE, Cavanagh HD, Jester JV. Characterization of growth and differentiation in a telomerase-immortalized human corneal epithelial cell line. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2005 Feb;46(2):470-8. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15671271/
List of publications

Licence Conditions

The business concept of Evercyte is to out-license telomerized cells to our customers. The license conditions depend on whether the contract partner is a for profit or a nonprofit organization and the intended use of the cells.

Nonprofit organizations

Evercyte grants licenses for an unlimited period to academic or nonprofit-organizations, whereby the use of Evercyte cell lines is restricted to research & development purposes and non-commercial use. The cells are not intended for human use.
The customers have to agree to the conditions described in our material transfer agreement as well as accept our general terms and conditions.
On time payment for unlimited use: EUR 1300

Profit organizations

Pharmaceutical – chemical- cosmetic industries
Evercyte grants licenses for commercial organizations, whereby we offer an initial testing phase for a flat fee that allows our customers to test our cells in their laboratories for a period of 6 months.
Thereafter, annual license fees fall due, depending on the cell line of interest. Besides offering cell lines for research & development purposes, we also have established cell factories that qualify for production of clinical grade extracellular vesicles for human application.
The customer has to agree to the conditions described in our license agreements.
Contract research organizations (CRO)
Evercyte grants licenses for contract research organizations, whereby we offer an initial testing phase for a flat fee that allows our customers to test our cells in their laboratories. Thereafter, we would negotiate a royalty based long-term license agreement individually.
The use of the cells during these phases is restricted to research & development purposes. The cells are not intended for human use. The customers have to agree to the conditions described in our material transfer agreement and accept our general terms and conditions.
Initial license fee for 6 months: EUR 2000
Annual license fee R&D: royalty based
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Josh Garlich, Senior Research Scientist, Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

“Cytonus has been working with Evercyte from many years as they are a trusted partner and have always delivered the highest quality cell lines to advance our platform.  We routinely draw on their expertise to meet cellular engineering challenges and they have not disappointed.”

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