GIBCO® Rat Fetal Neural Stem Cells provide superior performance in both adherent cell culture in a matrix and suspended neurosphere cultures. The cells are isolated from the cortex of Sprague-Dawley® rats at day E14 of gestation. Each vial contains 2 × 106
viable cells. For optimal growth performance, we recommend culturing and expanding the cells in StemPro® NSC serum-free media
.Features of the Gibco® Rat Fetal Neural Stem Cell Kit include:
• Superior performance in adherent and spheroid cultures
• >75% of the cells retain their undifferentiated phenotype
• Supports differentiation into neurons, astrocytes, and oligodendrocytes
• Kit comes with cells and associated culture reagentsAbout neural stem cells
Neural Stem Cells (NSC) are self-renewing multipotent stem cells of nervous system that can differentiate into neurons, oliogdendrocytes, and astrocytes. Multipotent neural stem cells can be isolated from fetal or adult central nervous system tissue, or derived from embryonic stem cells. In development, neurogenesis takes place in the third to fourth week of gestation and continues in specific regions of the central nervous system. Because of their capacity to generate neurons and glial cells, neural stem cells are a valuable resource, not only for neuroscience, but also for the potential treatment of neurodegenerative disease and neurological disorders. Adult-derived NSCs tend to be regionally restricted and have limited plasticity compared to fetal-derived NSC.