Dextran T-500 improves survival and spreading of chick embryo cells in serum-free medium.

@article{Pietrzkowski1988DextranTI,
  title={Dextran T-500 improves survival and spreading of chick embryo cells in serum-free medium.},
  author={Zbigniew Pietrzkowski and Kristina Reiss and Włodzimierz Korohoda},
  journal={Folia histochemica et cytobiologica},
  year={1988},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={123-31}
}
The supplementation of serum-free Eagle's minimal essential medium (EMEM) with Dextran T-500 significantly improves attachment, spreading and survival of chick embryo cells in primary (myoblasts) and secondary (fibroblasts) cultures. These effects were observed in quiescent cultures incubated at 4 degrees C as well as at 37 degrees C. The results suggest that dextran can be used to simplify conditions for research on factors influencing cell proliferation and differentiation in serum-free media… CONTINUE READING