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Cell Viability Assays

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    Chapter 1 Basic Colorimetric Proliferation Assays: MTT, WST, and Resazurin
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    Chapter 2 Assaying Cellular Viability Using the Neutral Red Uptake Assay
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    Chapter 3 Assessment of Cell Viability with Single-, Dual-, and Multi-Staining Methods Using Image Cytometry
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    Chapter 4 High-Throughput Spheroid Screens Using Volume, Resazurin Reduction, and Acid Phosphatase Activity
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    Chapter 5 A Protocol for In Vitro High-Throughput Chemical Susceptibility Screening in Differentiating NT2 Stem Cells
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    Chapter 6 Ferroptosis and Cell Death Analysis by Flow Cytometry
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    Chapter 7 Assaying Mitochondrial Respiration as an Indicator of Cellular Metabolism and Fitness
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    Chapter 8 An ATP-Based Luciferase Viability Assay for Animal African Trypanosomes Using a 96-Well Plate
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    Chapter 9 SYBR® Green I-Based Fluorescence Assay to Assess Cell Viability of Malaria Parasites for Routine Use in Compound Screening
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    Chapter 10 Screening Applications to Test Cellular Fitness in Transwell® Models After Nanoparticle Treatment
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    Chapter 11 Assays for Analyzing the Role of Transport Proteins in the Uptake and the Vectorial Transport of Substances Affecting Cell Viability
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    Chapter 12 Metabolite Profiling of Mammalian Cell Culture Processes to Evaluate Cellular Viability
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    Chapter 13 Assaying Spontaneous Network Activity and Cellular Viability Using Multi-well Microelectrode Arrays
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    Chapter 14 Quantitative Ratiometric Ca2+ Imaging to Assess Cell Viability
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    Chapter 15 Functional Viability: Measurement of Synaptic Vesicle Pool Sizes
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    Chapter 16 Phenotyping Cellular Viability by Functional Analysis of Ion Channels: GlyR-Targeted Screening in NT2-N Cells
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    Chapter 17 Systematic Cell-Based Phenotyping of Missense Alleles
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    Chapter 18 Second Harmonic Generation Microscopy of Muscle Cell Morphology and Dynamics
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    Chapter 19 Assessment of Population and ECM Production Using Multiphoton Microscopy as an Indicator of Cell Viability
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    Chapter 20 Average Rheological Quantities of Cells in Monolayers
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    Chapter 21 Measurement of Cellular Behavior by Electrochemical Impedance Sensing
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    Chapter 22 Nano-QSAR Model for Predicting Cell Viability of Human Embryonic Kidney Cells
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    Chapter 23 Erratum to: Functional Viability: Measurement of Synaptic Vesicle Pool Sizes
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    Chapter 24 Erratum to: Phenotyping Cellular Viability by Functional Analysis of Ion Channels: GlyR-Targeted Screening in NT2-N Cells
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Chapter title
Assaying Cellular Viability Using the Neutral Red Uptake Assay
Chapter number 2
Book title
Cell Viability Assays
Published in
Methods in molecular biology, January 2017
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4939-6960-9_2
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-1-4939-6959-3, 978-1-4939-6960-9
Authors

Gamze Ates, Tamara Vanhaecke, Vera Rogiers, Robim M. Rodrigues

Editors

Daniel F. Gilbert, Oliver Friedrich

Abstract

The neutral red uptake assay is a cell viability assay that allows in vitro quantification of xenobiotic-induced cytotoxicity. The assay relies on the ability of living cells to incorporate and bind neutral red, a weak cationic dye, in lysosomes. As such, cytotoxicity is expressed as a concentration-dependent reduction of the uptake of neutral red after exposure to the xenobiotic under investigation. The neutral red uptake assay is mainly used for hazard assessment in in vitro toxicology applications. This method has also been introduced in regulatory recommendations as part of 3T3-NRU-phototoxicity-assay, which was regulatory accepted in all EU member states in 2000 and in the OECD member states in 2004 as a test guideline (TG 432). The present protocol describes the neutral red uptake assay using the human hepatoma cell line HepG2, which is often employed as an alternative in vitro model for human hepatocytes. As an example, the cytotoxicity of acetaminophen and acetyl salicylic acid is assessed.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 30 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 7 23%
Researcher 5 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 13%
Student > Master 4 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 7%
Other 2 7%
Unknown 6 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 23%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 7 23%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 10%
Environmental Science 1 3%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 3%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 10 33%