Assessment of cell viability.


Cell viability may be judged by morphological changes or by changes in membrane permeability and/or physiological state inferred from the exclusion of certain dyes of the uptake and retention of others. This unit presents methods based on dye exclusion, esterase activity, and mitochondrial membrane potential, as well as protocols for determining the pre-fixation viability of fixed cells either before or after fixation. A dye-exclusion procedure for microscopy is also included.

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@article{Coder2001AssessmentOC, title={Assessment of cell viability.}, author={Donald M. Coder}, journal={Current protocols in cytometry}, year={2001}, volume={Chapter 9}, pages={Unit9.2} }