Neuroglial Cell Lines
Neuroglial cells (often referred to as glial cells or glia) are found in the vast majority of spinal cord tumors, including ependymoma and astrocytoma, accounting for 80% to 90% of intramedullary spinal cord tumors. There are three types of glial cells: oligodendrocytes, astrocytes, and microglia. Glial cells are completely different from nerve cells. The main difference is that glial cells are not directly involved in synaptic interactions and electrical signal transduction. There are more glial cells than nerve cells in the brain, and the ratio is about 3:1. The recognized functions of glial include maintaining the ionic environment of nerve cells, regulating the propagation rate of nerve signals, regulating synapse function by controlling the uptake of neurotransmitters, providing scaffolds for certain aspects of nerve development, and helping (or preventing) nerve recovery from damage. Therefore, the importance and basic functions of glial cells in the nervous system have now started to be understood and appreciated.
Creative Biolabs provides a series of research tools needed to study the function of glial cells. Our broad range of glial cell offerings includes mouse, rat and human-derived cryopreserved glia cells prepared from freshly isolated and dissociated embryonic or neonatal nerve tissue. Each batch of glial cells has undergone extensive QC testing and optimizations to ensure the high-quality and performance provided.
Creative Biolabs product portfolio also includes reliable cell differentiation media, optimized serum-free culture media, medium additives, and key cell markers and research antibodies.
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