Cell Yeah - Jayden Walters

Cell Yeah!
Get to know the cell lab
Define the following:
1. Cell Culture – the process by which cells are grown under controlled conditions, generally
outside their natural environment.
2. Laminar Flow Hood – a carefully enclosed bench designed to prevent contamination of
semiconductor wafers, biological samples, or any particle sensitive materials.
3. Hemocytometer – a counting-chamber device originally designed and usually used for
counting blood cells.
4. MTT Assay – a colorimetric assay for assessing cell metabolic activity.
5. Fetal Bovine Serum –
comes from the blood drawn from a bovine fetus via a closed
system of collection at the slaughterhouse.
6. MEF Cells – (MEF Feeder Cells)
they secrete several important growth factors into the
medium, which help maintain pluripotency, and they provide a cellularmatrix for ES cells to
7. Colormetric –
a method of determining the concentration of a chemical element or
chemical compound in a solution with the aid of a color reagent.
8. Trypsin – a digestive enzyme which breaks down proteins in the small intestine, secreted by
the pancreas as trypsinogen.