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Gibco™ Insulin-Transferrin-Selenium (ITS -G) (100X) DFS Item

A basal medium supplement to reduce the amount of fetal bovine serum (FBS) needed to culture cells

Manufacturer:  Gibco™ LS41400045

Catalog No. 41400045



  • 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 to 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 cofactor for glutathione peroxidase and other proteins, and is used as an antioxidant in media

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For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.