Embryonic Rat Thoracic Aorta Medial Layer Myoblast Cells (A-10 Line)
The A-10 cell line was initiated from the thoracic aorta of an embryonic rat (DB1X strain) and is heavily employed in scientific research. The cells exhibit most of the characteristics of smooth muscle cells and generate a number of cellular products, including the common muscle protein myosin and the enzymes myokinase and creatine phosphokinase. When they reach the stationary phase of the growth cycle, A-10 cells produce spontaneous action potentials. Also in this phase, the activity of myokinase and creatine phosphokinase generated by the myoblasts increases.