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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Determination of growth stimulating activity of 'Rhizoginin-S' on cell cultures used in virology

item Bitov, N
item Nahanov, A
item Sembaev, K
item Gilmanov, M
item Cheung, Andrew

Submitted to: FEBS Journal
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/28/2008
Publication Date: 6/28/2008
Citation: Bitov, N., Nahanov, A., Sembaev, K., Gilmanov, M., Cheung, A.K. 2008. Determination of growth stimulating activity of 'Rhizoginin-S' on cell cultures used in virology [abstract]. FEBS Journal 275(Suppl. 1):402. Abstract No. PP8-64.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: We have developed a new bioregulator based on phosphoinositol (PI), designated Rhizoginin-S, which stimulates plant cell division very effectively. The invention of Rhizoginin-S was only possible after development of a simple and effective method of preparation PI, U.S. patent (4,977,091). Development of a new culture system without protein supplements from animal sources will generate safer vaccines. The purpose of our work was to investigate the effect of Rhizoginin-S on the growth of mammalian cells in tissue culture. It was established that BHK-21 cell incubated with Rhizoginin-S yielded higher cell numbers than cells incubated with medium containing buffer and serum or with medium containing nutrient medium and serum. The proliferation indexes of BHK-21 cells incubated with Rhizoginin-S, with medium or with medium containing serum were 1.2, 0.8 and 1.0 accordingly. In addition, BHK-21 cell incubated with Rhizoginin-S exhibited very well defined nucleolus. Thus, the data suggested that Rhizoginin-S has a moderate stimulatory effect on the growth of tissue culture cells.

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