Cell Culture for Biochemists by R.L.P. Adams (Eds.)

By R.L.P. Adams (Eds.)

This second revised version equals the preferred 1st variation in offering a transparent and exact review of telephone tradition. It provides details on: features of cultured cells; tradition vessels; glassware guidance and sterilisation innovations; subculturing; basic cells; phone tradition media; concepts; illness; the mobile cycle; mobile synchronisation; use of radioactive isotopes in telephone tradition; mobilephone mutants and telephone hybrids; viruses; and differentiation in phone cultures.

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1). 2) they readily lose their contact inhibition and pile up on top of one another (Fig. g. the gut or kidney tubules. They are bound together laterally by tight junctions to form sheets of cells and their apical and basolateral surfaces differ in composition and are kept apart by the tight junctions. They have the ability to transport solutes across the cell sheet from the apical surface. Of course, in culture a single epithelial cell cannot exhibit these properties but as the cells divide they form stable clusters of tightly associated cells and monolayers of such cells do show polarity.

Phospholipase C can also be activated directly by means of the tyrosine kinase activity of the receptor (James and Bradshaw, 1984; Deuel, 1987; Massague, 1987). , 1989). , 1987). 30 CELL CULTURE FOR BIOCHEMISTS IP, acts as the second messenger for Ca2+ mobilisation from the endoplasmic reticulum while DAG stimulates the Ca2+ sensitive protein kinase C (which modulates EGF receptor) and activates the plasma membrane Na+/H+ exchange carrier. In this function DAG is mimicked by phorbol esters which have a tumour promoting function.

1) The cells may be removed from the plates by mechanical means. 2) The apparatus is re-usable and, although initially costly, does not require vast continuous expenditure. However, it puts the onus on the user to prepare the apparatus in a clean and sterile manner. 2. Cell factories Nunc (Appendix 3) produces a piece of apparatus rather like ten large trays sealed together - the multi-tray unit or cell factory (Fig. 4). The surface area for cell growth is 6000 cm2 and t h s has the advantage that no rolling is required.

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