Neural Progenitor Cells Derived from ATCC-BYS012 Normal; Human
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Cells contain Sendai virus (SeV) DNA sequences
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Neuronal differentiation and drug screening
Post-thaw: 8.0 x 104 viable cells/cm2 on Cell Basement Membrane-coated dishes/
Subculture: 4.0 x 104 viable cells/cm2 on Cell Basement Membrane-coated dishes/plates
To insure the highest level of viability, thaw the vial and initiate the culture as soon as possible upon receipt. If, upon arrival, continued storage of the frozen culture is necessary, it should be stored in liquid nitrogen vapor phase and not at –80°C. Storage at –80°C will result in loss of viability. Preparation of Cell Basement Membrane (ATCC ACS-3035) coated plates:
Initiation of Cultures
Note: Don’t passage NPCs when the cells are <85% confluency
Post thaw day 1, perform a 100% medium change and remove all cells that did not attach. Perform a 100% medium change every other day thereafter. Passage the cells cells with diluted Accutase (50% Accutase and 50% DPBS) when they reach ~95% confluence and reseed the NPCs at 40,000 viable cells/cm2 on Cell Basement Membrane-coated dishes/plates.
Astrocyte, oligodendrocyte, and neuron differentiation; drug screening
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Malik N, et al. Compounds with species and cell type specific toxicity identified in a 2000 compound drug screen of neural stem cells and rat mixed cortical neurons. Neurotoxicology 45: 192-200, 2014. PubMed: 25454721