Microcarrier-attached rat hepatocytes as a xenobiotic-metabolizing system in cocultures

A method for the primary culture of rat liver cells on collagen-coated dextran microcarriers is described. Ethoxycoumarin deethylase (EOD) activity 24 hr after inoculation was comparable for liver cells cultured on microcarriers and on collagen-coated dishes. Cells were cultured on microcarriers for up to 48 hr and retained 25% of the initial EOD-activity… CONTINUE READING