I have got some NSO cells from a colleague and she gave me a medium which contained a specific cholesterol supplement and told me that the NSO cells are dependent on the supplement for growth, however I culture some cells in reqular medium with out the supplement and the cells look really happy after 3 passage. This is good news because the supplement is quite expensive but we dont have much experience with NSO culture so I don't know if it is OK to culture cells without supplement.
NSO cell culturecholesterol dependence
Posted 10 July 2014 - 01:07 PM
Probably not. The cells may look superficially normal, but by culturing them under conditions other than standard, you're applying selection pressure. Any results you get from experiments are not likely to be in line with properly cultured cells.
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