gotta get those #$@&* cells to STICK!!!

Eric at
Fri Mar 22 03:07:29 EST 2002

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john.hines at wrote:
> In article <3C7C9DC9.2CCACD5B at>, oswaldo
> <oswaldo at> wrote:
> > Des the PBS that you use contain divalent cations (Ca2+ and Mg2+)?. Ca
> > and Mg-free PBS detaches certain cell types readily.
> >
> > oswaldo
> >
> Well, a lot of cells detach even if I just change the medium, which has
> the full complement of Ca+2 and Mg+2.  So I'm guessing that it'll take
> more than that, but perhaps upping the concentration of divalent cations
> in the PBS rinses would  minimize the cell loss at least in those steps.
> thanks,
> John

Have tried using laminin coated coverslips or dishes?

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