Mesenchymal Stem Cell Differentiation-Media  22.04.2003


50µg/ml  Ascorbic Acid

3mM      b-Glycerophosphate

10nM     Dexamethason

9µg/ml   Oxytetracyclin[2] (fakultative)

in a-MEM with 15% FBS

Dexamethason Stock-Solution (c=10µM)

10µl     4mg/ml Dexamethason-Lösung       (Dexa 4mg inject Jenapharm)

9990µl   a-MEM


25mg     Ascorbinsäure

445.5mg  b-Glycerophosphat

500µl    Dexamethason-Stammlösung (c = 10µM = 4mg/l)

45µl     Oxytetracyklin-Stammlösung 10mg/ml in DMSO

ad 500ml a-MEM with 15% FBS


3mM b-Glycerophosphate is a relatively low concentration. More common is 10mM[3].



a-MEM w/o FBS

100nM    Dexamethason

10ng/ml  TNF-b3

50µg/ml  Ascorbic acid


1x       SITE Liquid Media Supplement     Sigma S-4920

1.5mg/mlbovine serum albumin


a-MEM, 15%FBS

1µM      Dexamethason


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