iNeu™ Human Astrocyte
Creative Biolabs's Human iPSC-derived astrocytes offer a convenient and physiologically-relevant tool to study these cells as an isolated population or within co-cultures of other neural cells for analysis of complex central nervous system (CNS) circuitry.
Creative Biolabs's Human iPSC-derived astrocytes express glial markers such as glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), S100b, AQP4, ALDHL1L and EAAT1.
They have also been further validated for expression of other relevant markers including Vimentin, Kir4.1 (potassium channel) and CD44.
These cells exhibit low expression of Nestin, a marker of neural stem cells, and are tested to have very low or negative expression for MAP2, a marker of neurons.
Growing cells: Growing cell cultures should be checked on receipt using an inverted microscope. Immediately check the cell density upon arrival for any obvious defects. If the cell density is too high (more than 80% confluent) subculture the cells (harvest and reseed) immediately.
For detailed instructions on the thawing procedure of frozen cells and the culture of adherent or suspended cells, please feel free to contact us by email or phone.