Cell Culture Question

L. Bastian yacman at homer24
Sun Jan 28 23:31:06 EST 1996

Simon Dawson (Simon.Dawson at nott.ac.uk) wrote:
: Hi,
:    A question about cell cuture techniques. Well, one technique in particular 
: actually.
:   I have some Swiss 3T3 cells and I would like to make them go quiescent (i.e. 
: stationary phase). After all (or most anyway) of the cells appear to be 
: quiescent I would like to reinduce growth again and monitor the production of 
: certain proteins via Western blotting etc.
:   What I want to ask is: Have any of you out there got any methods that you 
: like for doing just this sort of thing?
:   I dont think I need to make my cells arrest in any particular phase of the 
: cell cycle, I just want to be able to make them stop growing and then 
: re-initiate 'normal' growth.
:   Thanks for any info. in advance.

:           Simon.

: -- 

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Try serum deprivation, either no serum or low serum.

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