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Insulin-Transferrin-Selenium-Ethanolamine (ITS -X) (100X)

Catalog number:  51500056

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Mammalian Cell Culture

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Gibco® Insulin,-Transferrin-Selenium-Ethanolamine (ITS-X) is used as a basal medium supplement in order to reduce the amount of fetal bovine serum (FBS) used to culture cells. ITS-X solution is routinely used, in combination with 2–4% FBS, to support cell types that require ethanolamine, such as bronchial epithelial cells.

Insulin promotes glucose and amino acid uptake, lipogenesis, intracellular transport, and the synthesis of proteins and nucleic acids. Transferrin is an iron carrier and 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 that is used as an anti-oxidant in media. Ethanolamine is a precursor of phospho-glycerides which are essential to the structure of the plasma membrane and cellular organelles.

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cGMP Manufacturing and Quality System
Gibco® ITS-X 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.


Concentration: 100 X
Product Type: Transferrin
Shipping Condition: Room Temperature
Form: Liquid
Shelf Life: 18 Months
Reagent Type: ITS-X
Cell Type: Mammalian
Solution Type: ITS-X
With Additives: Insulin

Contents & storage

Storage conditions: 2°C to 8°C
Shipping conditions: Room temperature
Shelf life: 18 months from date of manufacture