kidney, epithelial

Cell Type:
Kidney Epith.
Tissue Origin:
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Recommended Media

Dulbecco's Modified Eagle Medium (DMEM) was developed in 1969 and is a modification of Basal Medium Eagle (BME) that differs from BME and MEM by the following characteristics:

  • Vitamins 4X greater than MEM. Vitamins and amino acids greater than BME
  • Types and quantities of amino acids greater than MEM and BME
  • Iron (ferric nitrate)

It is used in a wide range of mammalian cell culture applications.  The high glucose version is well suited to high density suspension culture. The low glucose formula is used for adherent dependent cells.

Storage = 2ºC to 8ºC

12-614 = 4.5 g/L glucose, without L-glutamine
12-604 = 4.5 g/L glucose, with L-glutamine
BE12-604/U1 = 4.5 g/L glucose, with Ultraglutamine I
12-914 = 4.5 g/L glucose, without L-glutamine (hybridoma screened)
12-917 = 4.5 g/L glucose, without L-glutamine or phenol red
12-709 = 4.5 g/L glucose and 25 mM HEPES, without L-glutamine
12-733= 4.5 g/L glucose, without L-glutamine or sodium pyruvate
12-741 = 4.5 g/L glucose, with L-glutamine, without sodium pyruvate

12-707 = 1.0 g/L glucose, without L-glutamine
12-708 = 1.0 g/L glucose and 25 mM HEPES, without L-glutamine

15-614 = 4.5 g/L glucose, without L-glutamine or sodium pyruvate
15-604 = 4.5 g/L glucose, with L-glutamine or sodium pyruvate

PC-1™ is a low-protein, serum-free medium intended for the culture of primary cells and anchorage-dependent cell lines. PC-1 is formulated in a specially modified DMEM/F12 base and contains a complete HEPES buffering system with known amounts of insulin, transferrin, fatty acids, and proprietary proteins assembled under strict quality control procedures. PC-1™ is intended for a variety of research and industrial applications and is formulated using defined components for optimal cell growth, while maintaining the lowest possible protein content.
PC-1™ does not contain L-glutamine.

PC-1™ Liquid Base Medium is to be stored at 2°C-8°C.
The Supplement should be stored at -20°C.
When these two components are combined, the resulting PC-1™ Complete Medium is stable for 45 days at 2°C-8°C.

Once thawed, the appropriate volume of one vial of PC-1™ Supplement must be combined with the companion volume of PC-1™ Liquid Base Medium. Partial reconstitution or repeated freezing and thawing of the PC-1™ Supplement is not advised.

Transfection Information

Lonza Optimized Protocol
Optimization Guideline
The table below shows data for the cell type and Nucleofector™ Platform selected. Those data are either based on Lonza Optimized Protocols or on results shared from customers who performed an optimization based on our guidelines. In case no data are shown for the selected Nucleofector™ Platform, please take a look at our optimization strategy to get further guidance on how to easily determine optimal Nucleofection conditions yourself.
Protocol Kit Program Cells Efficiency Viable Cells Substrate Format Platform
T X-001 1e6 43-45% 87-95% Plasmid (general) 5 µg 100 µl I/II/2b
SF DK-101 2e5 30% 66-80% Plasmid (general) 1 µg 20 µl 4D X-Unit
SF DK-101 1e6 41-43% 66-82% Plasmid (general) 5 µg 100 µl 4D X-Unit


Guo WH, Wang YL 
Mol Biol Cell (2007) 18(11): 4519-4527 
Lo KW, Kogoy JM, Pfister KK 
J Biol Chem (2007) 282(15): 11205-12