Rat pheochromocytoma-derived PC12 cells are an important cell model for studies of growth factor cell signaling pathways. PC12 has been used for a variety of studies where cell division and cell differentaiton have been induced through growth factor activation. Both NGF and FGF can promote neurite proliferation, while EGF and IGF-1 can induce mitosis in PC12 cells. In addition, PC12 cells can be used as a model of neuron development since they differentiate into a neuron-like morphology and express various neuronal proteins.
PC12 cells were differentiated into neurite-bearing cells by plating the cells on rat tail collagen coated dishes and growing the cells in the presence of NGF (200 ng/ml) for 48 hrs (Cat.# PL7141). Undifferentiated PC12 cells (PL7121) were grown in suspension cultures. Both PC12 cell models were lysed in 1% SDS, 1.0 mM sodium ortho-vanadate, 1 mM sodium fluoride, 10 mM Tris (pH 7.4) buffer. Protein concentration was determined using the BCA method (Pierce) before diluting to final concentration and buffer.
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*All molecular weights (MW) are confirmed by comparison to Bio-Rad Rainbow Markers and to western blot mobilities of known proteins with similar MW.
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