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Mammalian Culture Media

"Wild type" stock cells (non-transgenic)

Cell line Incomplete media Supplements for complete media (required)
HEK293 DMEM high glucose 10% FBS, 1 % pen/strep
K-562 (suspension) Iscove's Modified Dulbecco's Medium (IMDM) 10% FBS, 1 % pen/strep
SK-N-SH (adherent) Eagle's Minimum Essential Medium (EMEM) 10% FBS, 1 % pen/strep
U2OS (adherent) McCoy's 5A 10% FBS, 1 % pen/strep

Transgenic Cells

Cell Type Genotype Medium Supplements
U2OS (adherent) 126-1(puro), Flp-in T-REx McCoy's 5A 10% FBS, 1 % pen/strep ## ug/mL puromycin ## ug/mL puromycin


  • FBS = fetal bovine serum
  • FBS-tf = tetracycline-free FBS (required to maintain the "off" state of dox-inducible transgenes)
  • pen/strep = penicillin and streptomycin anti fungal supplement
  • Filter sterilize all media before use
  • Store all media at 4°C