Cell Culture Reagents, Serum and Serum Proteins
Human Type Ab Serum (HCV, HIV, HbsAG Free), Heat Inactivated
This serum is collected from Type AB human blood.
Hemoglobin is the major component of erythrocytes, and is responsible for the red color. Its normal concentration in erythrocytes is approximately 34%. It is the most important respiratory protein of vertebrates by virtue of its ability to transport oxygen to tissues and carries carbon dioxide away from the tissues. Anomalous globins in which various amino acids have been substitued with others, or in which certain amino acids are missing entirely from the normal sequence, comprise 153 abnormal hemoglobin configurations. Sickle cell anemia is one such configuration. In sickle cell hemoglobin, a valine residue has replaced the glutamic acid residue at position 6 in the b-chain of normal hemoglobin; the a-chain is normal.
Donor Horse Serum
This serum is processed from whole blood collected from a controlled herd of young horses. Each animal is routinely screened for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA). Donor Horse Serum is suitable for use in diagnostic assays, as a supplement in mycoplasma growth and assay media and for culturing hematopoietic stem cells and neuronal cells.
Goat Serum, Heat Inactivated
Goat Serum is used as a supplement to cell culture media. Goat Serum provides a broad spectrum of macromolecules, carrier proteins for lipoid substances and trace elements, attachment and spreading factors, low molecular weight nutrients, and hormones and growth factors that promote cell growth and health. Be certain to maintain Good Cell Culture Practice, and maintain sterility of cultures that require media supplementation.