Application: Guilbert and Iscove demonstrated that precursor cells of erythrocytes and macrophages could be cultured in a totally defined serum free medium supplemented with albumin, transferrin, lecithin, and selenium. This medium is a modification of Dulbecco’s Modified Eagle’s Medium (DME) containing selenium, additional amino acids and vitamins, sodium pyruvate, HEPES buffer, and potassium nitrate instead of ferric nitrate. Further studies demonstrated that Iscove’s Medium would support murine B lymphocytes, hemopoietic tissue from bone marrow, B cells stimulated with lipopolysaccharide, T lymphocytes, and a variety of hybrid cells.
Reconstitution: Supplement with 0.584 g/L L-glutamine
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation): C5H11N