Is spleen cell could be long-term cultured without interleukin?

Adrian Wu adrianwu at hkucc.hku.hk
Wed Feb 25 02:17:06 EST 1998

First of all, make sure you put 2-ME in the medium.  You also require IL-2
for continued stimulation of T cells, otherwise, they undergo apoptosis.  If
you want to skew towards a Th2 phenotype, I have tried using IL-4 alone with
success, but you certainly require IL-2 otherwise.  Also, you will need to
change the medium regularly depending on the density of the cells, and
supplement with IL-2 even if you don't put new antigen in.

Adrian Wu

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