Worthington Tissue Dissociation Guide

Cell Isolation Theory: Tissue Types

This section summarizes the general characteristics of extracellular matrices associated with various types of tissue. Coupled with the descriptions of individual enzymes offered in the next section, this information will aid in choosing the enzyme(s) best suited for a particular tissue.

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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.