Hormonal regulation of growth and life span of bullfrog tadpole tail epidermal cells cultured in vitro.


Epidermal cells were dissociated from tails of the bullfrog tadpole, Rana catesbeiana, and cultured to investigate their response to steroid and thyroid hormones. Charcoal-treated serum (CTS) was used in the growth medium when cells were to be grown in the absence of steroid and thyroid hormones. The cells could be maintained for 2 weeks with a small… (More)