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Improved sensitivity of trypan blue dye exclusion assay with $Ni^{2+}$ or $Co^{2+}$ salts

Sarma, KD and Ray, D and Antony, A (2000) Improved sensitivity of trypan blue dye exclusion assay with $Ni^{2+}$ or $Co^{2+}$ salts. In: Cytotechnology, 32 (2). pp. 93-95.

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Abstract

A modified trypan blue dye exclusion assay was developed using $Ni^{2+}$ or $Co^{2+}$ salts to determine the viability of primary and transformed cells. When the cells were preincubated with $NiSO_4$ or $CoCl_2$ followed by trypan blue assay, the contrast between stained and unstained cells was significantly increased as compared to the conventional trypan blue dye exclusion assay.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Keywords: CoCl2;NiSO4;Sensitivity;Trypan blue dye exclusion assay
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry
Division of Biological Sciences > Microbiology & Cell Biology
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:40
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/12044

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