keeping adherent cells ins suspension culture?

Adrian Chung-Kai Shieh acshieh at
Fri Apr 12 18:48:21 EST 2002

Wolfgang Schechinger (wolfsc at wrote:
: Dear all, 

: How can I overcome this problem:

: I have cells expressing an enzyme pinned on the extracellular part of the 
: membrane. To assay this enzyme by FACS, I need to trypsinize the cells, but 
: this (just 5 min) reduces the enzyme activity significantly. Detaching the 
: cells with EDTA kills too many of them. 

: What can I do to either 

: 1) obtain a single cell suspension or

: 2) to keep the cells for some time in suspension until some newly synthesized 
: protein is delivered to the membrane? 

: I welcome your input

: Regards,

: Wo
: -----
: Dr. Wolfgang Schechinger
: Institute of Biomedical Sciences
: Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

: ---

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Adrian Shieh
Musculoskeletal Bioengineering Laboratory
Department of Bioengineering
Rice University, Houston, Texas
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