DMSO for tissue culture use

Allison Haggarty ar229 at FreeNet.Carleton.CA
Wed May 31 09:43:42 EST 1995

We use DMSO as a solvent when adding retinoids to cultured cells.  Lately
we have been noticing that the DMSO alone has been having a toxic effect
on the cells.  Should we be using a special grade of DMSO (we have been
using ACS grade from BDH)?  Any other suggestions to avoid cytotoxicity would
be appreciated.  Thanks.


Allison Haggarty          ar229 at
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