Hayflick limit for rapid dividing cells (fwd)

Kingsley G. Morse Jr. kingsley at hh.sbay.org
Fri Oct 14 00:48:17 EST 1994


In <Pine.3.05.9410131835.A13322-c100000 at essex.hsc.colorado.edu> kruged at ESSEX.HSC.COLORADO.EDU (Edward Krug) writes:

>	I currently grow human foreskin fibroblasts in culture as host for
>an intracellular parasite.  I find that with high passage numbers the
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What are "passage numbers"?

>fibroblasts become poor hosts for the parasite long before there is a
>noticable decrease in fibroblasts growth rate.  I study different media
>formulations and I have yet to find anything which overcomes sheer passage
>number.  





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