Protocol for 'unstimulated' blood monocyte-derived macrophages mathilde.kouwenhoven at
Mon Sep 18 04:37:47 EST 2000

I am searching for a good protocol to culture CD68+ macrophages from
relatively pure monocyte populations . The macrophages should be relatively
unactivated. Several protocols are described in the literature varying from
culturing with autologous or AB+ serum to use of M-CSF. Can anyone suggest
me a method which yields pure (>90%) macrophages to be prepared from
maximum 30 ml of heparinized human blood?

Thanks in advance,
Mathilde Kouwenhoven

Volkan Özenci
Division of Neurology
Karolinska Institutet
Huddinge University Hospital
Stockholm, Sweden

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