A sensitive serum-free colorimetric assay for the detection of cytotoxic effects of pesticides.


A new method of cell quantification in the Hybritest bioassay is described. This test is based on culturing the hybridoma cell line 1E6 in the serum-free medium RPMI-SR3 and determination of cytotoxicity by growth inhibition. By employing a tetrazolium salt (MTT), the cell number were quantified colorimetrically using an ELISA reader. This assay carried out… (More)