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All ports stoppered with no filters), then the pH will fall. You should remove the culture to a cabinet and gas the head space with air. 5%) can be added or, when the cells have settled out, remove 50% of the medium and replace with fresh (prewarmed) medium. Return culture to stirrer. It is preferable to have inlet and outlet filters, so that there is continuous head-space gassing, initially (i. , first 24 h) with 5% CO, in air, followed by air only. 22 pm rating. 7. After 3-4 d, the saturation density of 1-2 x 106/cells/mL should be attained.
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3. Centrifuge at room temperature at 300g for 20 min. 4. Carefully remove the buffy coat interphase with a Pasteur pipet. This contains the mononuclear cell fraction. 5. Add RPM1 1640/heparin to the cells to make thevolume up to 15 mL. 6. Centrifuge at 1508 for 4 min. 7. Pour off the supernatant, and resuspend the lymphocyte pellet in RPM1 1640/heparin. 8. Repeat this procedure twice more. IMPORTANT: It is essential to ensure that the lymphocyte pellet forms after each centrifugation step. If not, dilute the sample further (step 5 or recentrifuge).