mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs)

Tom Anderson via (by ucgatan from
Fri Mar 9 09:54:58 EST 2007

On Fri, 9 Mar 2007, Kyle Legate wrote:

> Antonio wrote:
> > Why are MEF usually generated from 14.5 day old embryos?
> Because by that time the organs have coalesced enough that they can be
> easily scooped from the body cavity and discarded, and the carcass is
> still soft enough to be easily macerated.

Excuse the silly question, but what tissue(s) are MEFs derived from, then?


Tom Anderson, MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, UCL, London WC1E 6BT
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