Iscove′s Modified Dulbecco′s Medium

liquid, sterile-filtered, With sodium bicarbonate, without L-glutamine, suitable for cell culture, suitable for hybridoma

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cell culture | hybridoma: suitable
cell culture | mammalian: suitable


endotoxin, tested


phenol red: yes
glucose: yes
L-glutamine: no

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Guilbert and Iscove demonstrated that precursor cells of erythrocytes and macrophages could be cultured in a totally defined serum free medium supplemented with albumin, transferrin, lecithin, and selenium. This medium is a modification of Dulbecco′s Modified Eagle′s Medium (DME) containing selenium, additional amino acids and vitamins, sodium pyruvate, HEPES buffer, and potassium nitrate instead of ferric nitrate. Further studies demonstrated that Iscove′s Medium would support murine B lymphocytes, hemopoietic tissue from bone marrow, B cells stimulated with lipopolysaccharide, T lymphocytes, and a variety of hybrid cells.


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Supplement with 0.584 g/L L-glutamine


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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Haematologica, 106(6), 1569-1580 (2020-04-18)
Hematological malignancies are characterised by a block in differentiation, which in many cases is caused by recurrent mutations affecting the activity of hematopoietic transcription factors. RUNX1-EVI1 is a fusion protein formed by the t(3;21) translocation linking two transcription factors required...
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Biotechnology and bioengineering, 54(3), 272-286 (1997-05-05)
Glutamine is a major source of energy, carbon, and nitrogen for mammalian cells. The amount of glutamine present in commercial mammalian cell media is, however, not necessarily balanced with cell requirements. Therefore, the effects of glutamine limitation on the physiology...
N N Iscove et al.
The Journal of experimental medicine, 147(3), 923-933 (1978-03-01)
Albumin, transferrin, and lipids can replace serum entirely for support of LPS-stimulated murine B lymphocytes in culture. In the presence of these compounds, growth and maturation to IgM and IgG secretion, induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS), occurs at the same or...
Dillon M Voss et al.
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