Extraction of peripheral blood derived macrophages
BMBPMN at leeds.ac.uk
Sat Mar 25 11:12:16 EST 2000
I am attempting to extract peripheral blood monocytes and then differentiate
them into macrophages, maintaining the cells as macrophages in culture for as
long as poss.
I have reliable protocols for the ficoll extraction proceedure, and can get
good yields of monocytes, but these remain attached to the tissue culture
plastic for a maximum of 48 hours before floating off, which is no good to me
(i need at least a week).
Can anyone offer any tips on how to keep the cells adherent and
i am aware a dose of M-CSF or GM-CSF may do the trick, but if anyone has any
other (preferably cheaper!!) suggestions they would be most appreciated.
Uni of Leeds.
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