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March 15, 2006 (Vol. 26, No. 6)

Assays for Cell Proliferation Studies

Determining Cell Count, Detecting DNA Synthesis, and Measuring Metabolic Activity

  • Assays to assess the proliferative activity of cells grown in culture or harvested from tissue samples are a core tool for monitoring the health and growth rate of a cell population. Historically, cell proliferation assays relied on the detection of tritiated thymidine 3H uptake. However, the divergence of trends ...

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