Thymus

hTEC/SVTERT24-B

The thymus plays an essential role in the immune defense, as it is the primary site of T cell maturation. In order to study thymopoiesis or diseases such as immune deficiencies thymic epithelial cells are important as these cells are essential components of the thymic microenvironment. Evercyte ́s human thymic epithelial cell line hTEC/SVTERT24-B can be grown without limitations while maintaining expression of cell type specific markers and therefore allow the establishment of functional in vitro bioassays.

General information

Cat#: CLHT-010-0024-B

Organism: homo sapiens
Tissue, cell type: Thymus (female), thymic epithelial cells
Morphology:
epithelial morphology
Life span extension:
ectopic expression of hTERT and SV40 large T antigen
Quality:
free from contaminations (bacteria incl. mycoplasma, fungi, HIV, HAV, HBV, HCV, Parvo-B19) and cross-contaminations

Morphology and expression of marker proteins

hTEC/SVTERT24-B cells show cell-cell contacts with expression typical epithelial markers (e.g. ZO-1 and E-Cadherin, not shown). The cells homogenously express keratin 5 (red fluorescence), whereas keratin 8 is expressed heterogeneously (green fluorescence). Cell nuclei are counterstained with DAPI (blue fluorescence).

FAQs

In vitro propagation

OptiPROTM SFM (Gibco) supplemented with GlutaMAXTM-I and G418

OptiPROTM SFM (Gibco, Cat# 12309-019)

2 mM GlutaMAXTM-I (Gibco, Cat# 35050-038)

50 µg/ml G418 (InvivoGen, Cat# ant-gn5)

Additional material & reagents

0.05 % Trypsin-EDTA (Gibco, Cat# 25300-054)

Defined Trypsin Inhibitor (Gibco, Cat# R007100)

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

Collagen I solution (Sigma-Aldrich, Cat# C2249, 3 mg/ml stock solution), dilute in PBS

Protocol passaging of hTEC/SVTERT24-B
Passaging of cells

The new culture flasks have to be pre-coated with human collagen I. Therefore, the culture flasks are treated with Collagen I solution (80 µl/cm²) at 37°C for at least 30 min. Before introducing cells, remove excess of Collagen I solution and rinse flask once with PBS (160 µl/cm²).

For detachment of the cells, remove and discard the culture medium and wash the cells once with PBS. Remove PBS completely.

Then, add 0.05 % Trypsin-EDTA solution (RT, 20 µl/cm², Gibco, Cat# 25300-054), make sure that all cells have been in contact with this solution and incubate the culture flask at 37°C for approximately 1-3 min.
Observe cell detachment under an inverted microscope. As soon as all cells are detached (if necessary agitate the cells by gently hitting the flask), add Defined Trypsin Inhibitor (20 µl/cm²; Gibco, Cat# R007100).
Thereafter, resuspend the cells in growth medium and centrifuge at 170 g for 5 min.
Discard the supernatant, resuspend the cell pellet in the remaining droplet and add growth medium (about 160 µl/cm²). 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 1:6 to 1:8 twice a week is recommended after having reached about 90 % confluence. Never allow the culture to become completely 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)

Defined Trypsin-Inhibitor (Gibco, Cat# R007100)

Collagen I solution (Sigma-Aldrich, Cat# C2249, 3 mg/ml stock solution), dilute in PBS

Protocol cryopreservation of hTEC/SVTERT24-B
Freezing of cells

Detach the cells from the culture vessel by using Trypsin-EDTA and Defined Trypsin Inhibitor (Protocol passaging of hTEC/SVTERT24-B cells)

Resuspend the detached cells in complete 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 1 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

Before thawing the original vial containing Evercyte cells, pre-coat a 25 cm² culture flask with Collagen I (Protocol passaging of hTEC/SVTERT24-B cells).
Add 6 ml of complete growth medium to the Collagen I coated culture flask and place the culture flask in the incubator for at least 30 min to allow the medium to reach 37°C and 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.
Then, immediately transfer the content of the vial to a 15 ml centrifugation tube pre-filled with 9 ml of medium pre-cooled to 4°C and centrifuge for 5 min at 170 g.
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 90 % confluent at this point, they have to be passaged (Protocol passaging of hTEC/SVTERT24-B cells).
Protocol passaging of hTEC/SVTERT24-B

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 cell culture medium
Protocol passaging of hTEC/SVTERT24-B cells
Protocol cryopreservation of hTEC/SVTERT24-B cells

Data on Markers and Functions

hTEC/SVTERT24-B – morphology and marker expression

Safety documents (coming soon)

Telomerized human cells – material safety data sheet
hTEC/TERT24-B – cell line establishment, vector maps

Selected publications

Coming soon

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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