Tracing the Astroglial Cell-Lineage in Vitro by Modification of the Microenvironmental Conditions

  • Klaus Lang
  • Gerd Brunner
Conference paper
Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)


Since the introduction of serum-free, hormone-supplemented media many research reports have shown that it is possible to select one defined cell-type out of a heterogeneously composed organ dissociate. In this paper we will show that not only cell-types can be selectively cultivated, but also different variants of one cell-type (in this case the astrocyte) can be grown selectively and, furthermore, these variants can be interchanged by modification of the medium conditions.


Glial Cell Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein Astroglial Cell Contact Behaviour High Proliferation Activity 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus Lang
    • 1
  • Gerd Brunner
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für ImmunologieMainzGermany

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