Two mouse embryonal carcinoma cell lines, PCC.4 aza-1 and F9, have been grown in serum-free F-12 medium supplemented with Pedersen fetuin, insulin, transferrin, and 2-mercaptoethanol. This medium supports long-term growth of both cell lines. When these cells are transferred from medium containing serum to this serum-free medium, growth continues without any detectable lag. PCC.4 aza-1 grown in this medium for over 20 generations retains the capacity to differentiate in vivo. This medium appears to be a general serum-free medium for the growth of embryonal carcinoma cells.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America|
|State||Published - 1978|
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