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C32 (colon)


C 32, C-32

biological source

human colon

growth mode



Not specified




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Cell Line Origin

Human colorectal adenocarcinoma, well differentiated, Dukes′ stage C

Cell Line Description

The C32 cell line was established from a 66-year old female patient with a well differentiated adenocarcinoma of the colon classified as Dukes′ stage C.

DNA Profile


Amelogenin: X
CSF1PO: 10,11
D13S317: 8,11
D16S539: 9
D5S818: 11
D7S820: 9
THO1: 8,9
TPOX: 8,9
vWA: 14,18

Culture Medium

Iscove′s Modified Dulbecco′s Medium, + 10% FBS + 2 mM Glutamine

Subculture Routine

Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:3 to 1:6, i.e. seeding at 2-4x10,000 cells/cm2 using 0.05% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37 °C.

C32 cells grow very slowly (see growth curve); following resuscitation or subculture the cells take at least 48 hours to re-attach. Cells should be left without disturbance during this time to facilitate adhesion. Centrifugation of the cells (100g x 5 min) at resuscitation to remove DMSO improves the establishment of a viable culture. Once attached, the cells grow in discrete islands and use of trypsin or trypsin/EDTA to subculture the cells (even without knocking the flask) yields large clumps. Further disaggregation may be achieved by repeatedly pipetting the cells.

Other Notes

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