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bovine mammary gland cells

Stephen Knight stigh at med.unc.edu
Tue Apr 7 13:54:18 EST 1998

I have not cultured mammary cells but have done quite a bit of work with 
primary cultures of uterine and cervical epithelium (porcine and human). 
I would recommend R. Ian Freshney's book "Culture of Specialized Cells: 
Culture of Epithelial Cells", 1992 Wiley-Liss, NY USA, ISBN 
0-471-56102-9.  There is a specific chapter on the culture of human 
mammary epithelial cells written by Joyce Talor-Papadimitriou and Martha 
R. Stampfer which might be useful.  I would think much of the 
information would apply to bovine cells, or at least give you a good 
point to start from.  If you can't locate the book let me know.  Good 
luck. Bear in mind that you might have a problem with Mycoplasma spp. 
contamination which could be a factor in extended culture.Yihua Han 
> Hi,I want to use the bovine mammary gland cells in my experients and I
> have no experience about how to culture it  when I got the tissure from
> the lactacting cow nipple,could anybody had this experience before?please
> show me.and many thanks.
> YIhua Han

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