cell arrestation in metafase

Emir Khatipov khatipovNO at NOuchicago.edu
Thu Sep 19 11:22:20 EST 2002

check e.g. the book

ISBN 0-19-963395-9 or ISBN 0-19-963394-0
HELA cells arrest permanently in metaphase. So, you should probably use
another method to select metaphase cells, a.go. physical methods like
centrifugal elutriation, or use another cell line that does not arrest


<Goedele.Maertens at fys.kuleuven.ac.be> wrote in message
news:1032433534.3d89af7e3753f at webmail.kuleuven.ac.be...
> I arrested HeLa cells with nocodazole (0.8µg/mL) for 15 hrs and most of my
> cells were in a condensed chromatine stage.  Is it possible to wash
> away and let the mitosis process go on (to get anafase cells) or do I have
> use a lower concentration of nocodazole and/or longer incubation?
> Any suggestions are welcome.
> Kind regards,
> Goedele Maertens
> KULeuven
> Laboratory of Biomolecular Dynamics
> Belgium
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