Worthington Tissue Dissociation Guide

Use-Tested Cell Isolation Systems

Worthington currently offers Cell Isolation Systems which are kits containing enzymes and other required reagents for performing tissue dissociations without having to purchase individual packages of one or more enzymes and pretesting various lots of some enzymes. Some are designed for working with specific tissues, and one kit is a general purpose procedure development system. In all cases, the enzymes which are included in the kits are regular Worthington products which can be purchased independently.

Below are descriptions of each of the current kits.

Tissue Tables (references, grouped by tissue type and species)

Adipose/Fat Adrenal Bone Brain
Cartilage Colon Endothelial Epithelial
Eye Heart Intestine Kidney
Liver Lung Lymph nodes Mammary
Miscellaneous Muscle Neural Pancreas
Parotid Pituitary Prostate Reproductive
Scales Skin Spleen Stem
Thymus Thyroid/Parathyroid Tonsil Tumor

Note: We have not limited the references listed to only those papers using Worthington enzymes. Generally speaking, the tissue dissociation enzymes offered by Worthington can be used interchangeably for most preparations cited.