Protist contamination in mammalian cell lines

Julie Butler jbutler at omrf.ouhsc.edu
Fri Mar 19 08:00:30 EST 1999


I'm a botanist doing a post-doc in a cell biology/molecular biology lab
which focused on adhesion proteins (selectins and their ligands).  We
have developed contamination in several mammalian cell lines (including
CHO K1's)  which appears to be Poterioochromonas or a closely related
species.  Could anyone help me with the identification, and does anyone
have  knowledge of an antiprotozoal agent which might be effective in
"curing" our cell lines?  I'm about to loose four months of work if we
are forced to discard all of our clones.  Any help would be appreciated.

Juliet-Butler at omrf.ouhsc.edu




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