Cell Core

General Overview

The main goal of the Cell Core is to facilitate the experimental use of authentic primary isolated mouse and rat osteoblastic cells as well as primary osteoclasts and osteoclast-like cells generated from co-culture.

Core Services

  • Isolation and cultivation of primary murine and fetal rat calvarial osteoblasts. This includes large scale preparations for biochemical studies and RNA and DNA purification.
  • Cultivation of murine osteoclast-like cells generated from in vitro co-culture.
  • Isolation of authentic osteoclasts from rabbits and rats.
  • Training in the in vitro isolation and culture of osteoblastic and osteoclastic cells, so that investigators, appropriately trained, can initiate and maintain these cells in their laboratories.