Neurobiology Research Tools

The nervous system is critical for fast communication, integration of internal and environmental information, and mediating a response to stimuli to maintain homeostasis. ATCC offers numerous resources to investigate neurobiology, such as neural tissue-derived cell lines, brain cancer panels, neural progenitor cells, and iPSCs.  


The 100 billion cells of the brain and nervous system control every aspect of the body, including heart rate, appetite, emotion, memory, immune response, and more. Cells of the nervous system are well specialized and rarely undergo mitosis once differentiated. To support neurobiology research in neuronal development, neural degeneration and regeneration, neurogenetics, neural excitability, nervous system disorders, circulatory disease, neurotransmitters, neuroendocrinology, neuropharmacology, and neuroimmunology, we offer the following products:


  • Brain-derived cell lines and tumor cell lines
  • Brain cancer cell panels
  • Tau protein FRET biosensor cell line
  • Neural Progenitor Cells: Normal and Parkinson's
  • Normal and Disease iPSCs
  • Schwann cells

  • We also feature cells through a partnership with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. 
    Use the links below to find the resources you need. Or, contact our ATCC Sales Representative at salesrep@atcc.org in the U.S. If you are an international customer, visit ATCC Distributors to find out if ATCC has an authorized distributor in your location..

    Michael J. Fox Foundation Cells

    MJFF Cell Lines

    ATCC has been selected by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) to provide cell lines to speed a cure for Parkinson’s disease. We offer wild-type LRRK2, LRRK2 knockout, and human LRRK2 T1348N (GTPase-dead) knockin macrophage lines to advance the understanding of and further drug development for Parkinson’s disease.

    Neural Progenitor Cells

    Neural progenitor cells (Parkinson's disease)

    Neural progenitor cells

    Neural progenitor expansion kit

    Dopaminergic differentiation kit

    ATCC offers a complete system of normal and Parkinson's disease tri-lineage-capable, neural progenitor cells (NPCs), lineage marker-labeled NPCs, as well as expansion and differentiation media. Work with differentiating or terminally differentiated neurons, astrocytes, and oligodendrocytes much sooner - yield experimental results faster.

    Neural Tissue-derived Cell Lines

    Astrocytes and astrocytomas

    Brain-derived cells

    Brain-derived cancers

    Schwann cells

    The ATCC collection has many cell lines derived from neural tissues, representing the normal and diseased tissue of multiple species. These cells include neurons and the supporting cells of the central and peripheral nervous system such as Schwann cells.