Q RE: Equine serum
Jason at UofSask
jir130 at duke.usask.ca
Mon Nov 14 19:45:17 EST 1994
Does anyone have any experience using equine serum for
endothelial cell (EC) cultures? I read that it apparently has
good as well as repeated success with stimulating EC growth while
inhibiting the proliferation of other cell types (non-factor VIII related
cells) in culture.
I am currently using 15-20% calf serum for my ECs (from bovine
brain capillaries) with limited success (contaminating cell types other
than ECs are a problem). Any suggestions for a good way of eliminating
or limiting the growth of non-endothelial cell types in culture are also
Thanks in advance for your help.
Vet. Physiol. Sci.
U of Saskatchewan
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