Gibco™ Insulin-Transferrin-Selenium (ITS-G) is used as a basal medium supplement in order to reduce the amount of fetal bovine serum (FBS) needed to culture cells. Originally used with RPMI 1640 and Minimum Essential Medium (MEM), ITS-G solution is now routinely used with other basal media to support a wide variety of cell types in the presence of 2–4% FBS.
Insulin promotes glucose and amino acid uptake, lipogenesis, intracellular transport, and the synthesis of proteins and nucleic acids. Transferrin is an iron carrier and it may also help to reduce toxic levels of oxygen radicals and peroxide. Selenium, as sodium selenite, is a co-factor for glutathione peroxidase and other proteins, and is used as an anti-oxidant in media.
The complete formulation
is available.cGMP Manufacturing and Quality System
Gibco™ ITS-G is manufactured at a cGMP compliant facility, located in Grand Island, New York. The facility is registered with the FDA as a medical device manufacturer and is certified to ISO 13485 standards.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.