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Tech Service: Cell Culture
  Classical Media
  Date Created  
12/04/2000 04:09 PM
  Date Updated  
10/23/2002 11:56 AM
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  What is the purpose of Sodium Pyruvate in media?
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  What is the purpose of Sodium Pyruvate in media?
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  Sodium Pyruvate serves as an alternative carbon source for cells in culture. Cells will preferentially use D-Glucose as their carbon source, but if the D-Glucose is depleted cells can metabolize the sodium pyruvate.
 
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