Planned maintenance

We must perform activities that will impact the ability to place orders on our website. Starting Friday, May 21, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern to Sunday, May 23, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern, you will not be able to order products on our website. You will still be able to browse and access your account. We apologize for any inconvenience this work may cause.


FAQ Home

Find Answers

Vacuoles in cell culture
My cell culture is developing vacuoles. What is wrong?

Vacuoles are usually a sign of stress. Some of the causes of stress are lack of glutamine in the medium, addition of anti-fungal agents, improper CO2 environment for the sodium bicarbonate concentration in the medium or nutrient depletion of the medium.

Be careful, however, vacuolar appearance can be normal for some cell lines, especially those that have lipid droplets (vacuoles are normal for ATCC® HB-8065 ™ and for ATCC® CL-173 ™ after differentiation).

Date Created07/17/2012 07:12 PM
Date Updated02/06/2013 12:09 PM

Most Popular Answers

  1. Huh7 cell line
  2. ATCC HUVEC lines
  3. Passage number vs. population doubling level (PDL)
  4. Converting TCID[50] to plaque forming units (PFU)
  5. U-373 MG (ATCC® HTB-17)