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What is the purpose of sodium pyruvate in media?
Sodium pyruvate serves as an additional energy source for cells in culture. It is often added to low-glucose formulations (1.0 g/L glucose) and is sometimes added to higher-glucose formulations as well. Cells can become hooked on sodium pyruvate however, and if it is withdrawn suddenly from the media, they may experience a short lag in growth.
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