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Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology
Volume 2004, Issue 1, Pages 35-40
Research article

Three-Dimensional Culture of Hybridoma Cells Secreting Anti-Human Chorionic Gonadotropin by a New Rolling Culture System

Lab of Visual Information Processing, Centre for Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China

Received 21 May 2003; Accepted 5 September 2003

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Cell growth rate and production of monoclonal antibody (MAb) of hybridoma cells producing anti-human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) MAb have been used as investigation criteria in double-mouthed rolling bottle (DMRB). Compared with T-flask cell culture, both of the cell number and MAb production increased by approximately 42.5% when the medium was supplemented with 5% fetal calf serum (FCS) and DMRB rotated at 2 turns per minute. Yield of MAb was experimentally related to the number of viable cells. Interestingly, MAb yield was four times as high as that cultured in T-flask in the first 24 hours, and about 75% yield of total MAb was secreted by 48 hours during the culture. It appears that the promoted cell growth and MAb yield are resulted from the three-dimensional growth of hybridoma cells under a suitably revolving condition.