Production of erythropoietic bursts by progenitor cells from adult human peripheral blood in an improved serum-free medium: role of insulinlike growth factor 1.


Several culture media for the growth of human circulating erythroid burst-forming units (BFU-E) that have been claimed to be "serum-free" ("SF") have actually included albumin preparations known to be contaminated with an undefined burst-promoting activity (BPA); a BPA has also been found in the preparations of other "SF" medium components. This has… (More)

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