how about using an some enzymes like agarase to dissolve the agar. I am not sure what effect it would have on the cells? Does agarase dissolve agar or just agarose?
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[mailto:[Only registered users see links. ].indiana.edu]On Behalf Of Ken Garson
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Subject: [Cell-biology] Soft agar cloning of Tumor cells
I am screening primary tumor cells for their ability to grow in soft agar.
I have recovered adherent cell lines by sucking out the colonies with a
pipette and then mechanically breaking up the agar/cell plug to release
the tumor cells. The mechanical disruption is not very efficient. Is
there a method for recovering colonies from soft agar and generating a
nice single cell suspension of viable cells?
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