Melanocyte Growth Medium is a serum-free, PMA (Phorbol Myristate Acetate)-containing Medium and has been developed for the in vitro cultivation of juvenile melanocytes. Since PMA is a tumor promoting mitogen, it may interfere with some experimental approaches. In these cases, we recommend using the PMA-free Melanocyte Growth Medium M2 (C-24300). The Melanocyte Growth Medium is optimized for primary human cells, but can also be used for equine, porcine, murine, and rat melanocytes.Recommended for:Normal Human Epidermal Melanocytes (NHEM), juvenile foreskin
Part of a Cell Culture System offered in a variety of formats:Growth Medium (Ready-to-use): Includes Basal Medium and SupplementMixGrowth Medium Kit: Includes Basal Medium and SupplementPackSupplementMix: Contains all media supplements premixed in one vialSupplementPack: Contains all media supplements as individual vials
Melanocyte Growth Medium Kit
Final supplement concentrations after addition to the basal medium:Bovine Pituitary Extract: 0.004 ml / mlBasic Fibroblast Growth Factor (recombinant human): 1 ng / mlInsulin (recombinant human): 5 µg / mlHydrocortisone: 0.5 µg / mlPhorbol Myristate Acetate: 10 ng / ml
All lots of PromoCell Melanocyte Growth Medium are subjected to comprehensive quality control tests using primary human melanocytes. Each lot is checked for growth promoting activity, adherence rate, and typical morphology of the tested melanocytes. Approved in-house lots of media are used as a reference. In addition, all lots of media have been tested for the absence of microbial contaminants (fungi, bacteria, mycoplasma).
Storage and Stability
Store the Basal Medium at 4 to 8°C in the dark and the SupplementMix or SupplementPack at -20°C immediately after arrival. Do not freeze the Basal Medium. If stored properly, the products are stable until the expiry date stated on the label. After adding the supplements to the Basal Medium, the shelf life of the complete medium is 6 weeks at 4 to 8°C. Do not freeze the complete medium. For use, pre-warm only an aliquot of the complete medium and keep the remaining medium refrigerated at 4 to 8°C.
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