How does coculturing work?
Posted 26 August 2009 - 07:56 AM
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 05:34 AM
Does irradiation just to stop cell proliferation but not kill the cells?
Posted 31 August 2009 - 12:24 AM
Posted 02 September 2009 - 04:26 AM
The easiest way to co-culture is to use cell culture inserts/membranes. These usually fit into multiwell plates. The advantage of using this system is that you can grow your cells on the bottom of the well, then seed your other cells in the insert. The insert/membrane act as a physical barrier to the cells , in that the pore size stops movement of one cell type into the others environment. Howver any growth factors, cytokines and other cell products COULD permeate the membrane. Perfect if you do not want any cellular cross contamination.
Some people however do studies where they need physical cell-cell interaction. Obviously this system would not suit, and traditionally this type of experiment would be performed in normal TC flasks or dishes. Cross contamination would occur but you could sort these by flfourescently tagging them and then finally sorting them by FACs.
Hope this is useful