Fluoresein diacetate uptake to determine the viability of human fetal cerebral cortical cells.

Journal Article

We investigated the accuracy of fluorescein diacetate uptake as an indicator of the viability of human fetal cerebral cortical cells. Cortical cells from 16-26-week-old normal fetuses were studied. The cortices were dissociated mechanically with normal saline to make a suspension. Fluorescein diacetate uptake and trypan blue exclusion were compared as methods for examining cell viability. Our results show that fluorescein diacetate uptake is a simple and sensitive method for examining human fetal cortical cell viability.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zhang, F; Zhang, P; Wang, E; Su, F; Qi, Y; Bu, X; Wang, Y

Published Date

  • July 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 70 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 185 - 187

PubMed ID

  • 8580200

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8580200

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1052-0295

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/10520299509107310


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England