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NeuroPure Rat Neuronal Cells
  • Freshly isolated healthy neurons - not frozen
  • Ready to use - get your primary culture up and running within 1 hour
  • Pure neuronal cells - 99.9% glial cell free
  • Guaranteed quality and consistency
  • Available in seven popular cell types

NeuroPure Primary Rat Neurons are live neuronal tissues isolated from micro-surgically dissected regions of Sprague/Dawley rat. These neurons are prepared fresh each week and shipped in a nutrient rich medium that keeps the cells alive for up to 6 days under refrigeration.

Seven Fresh Neuron Types Are Now Available:

  • E18 Midbrain Neurons
  • E18 Hippocampal Neurons
  • E18 Cortical Neurons
  • P8 Cerebellar Neurons
  • E18 Hypothalamus Neurons
  • E18 Striatal Neurons
  • E18 Spinal Cord Neurons

Shipping and Storage
NeuroPure Primary Rat Neuronal Cells are shipped refrigerated. Cells are stable for up to 6 days when stored at 4-8ºC. However, WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND PLATING WTHIN 1 TO 2 DAYS FOR BEST RESULTS.

This product is now available for purchase worldwide. Orders placed Monday though Friday are shipped the following Wednesday for Thursday Delivery.

NeuroPure Rat Neuronal Cells
E18 Rat Hippocampal - 1 million cells • N100200 $400
E18 Rat Cortical - 2 million cells • N200200 $400
P8 Primary Rat Cerebellar Cells -4 pair • N300200 $1,075
E18 Primary Rat Hypothalamus Cells - 1 pair • N400200 $400
E18 Primary Rat Striatum Cells - 1 pair • N500200 $400
E18 Primary Rat Spinal Cord Cells - 1 spinal cord • N600200 $400
E18 Primary Midbrain Cells - 1 midbrain • N700200 $400


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  • Freshly isolated healthy neurons - not frozen
  • Ready to use - get your primary culture up and running within 1 hour
  • Pure neuronal cells - 99.9% glial cell free
  • Guaranteed quality and consistency
  • Available in seven popular cell types

NeuroPure Primary Rat Neurons are live neuronal tissues isolated from micro-surgically dissected regions of Sprague/Dawley rat. These neurons are prepared fresh each week and shipped in a nutrient rich medium that keeps the cells alive for up to 6 days under refrigeration.

Seven Fresh Neuron Types Are Now Available:

  • E18 Midbrain Neurons
  • E18 Hippocampal Neurons
  • E18 Cortical Neurons
  • P8 Cerebellar Neurons
  • E18 Hypothalamus Neurons
  • E18 Striatal Neurons
  • E18 Spinal Cord Neurons

Shipping and Storage
NeuroPure Primary Rat Neuronal Cells are shipped refrigerated. Cells are stable for up to 6 days when stored at 4-8ºC. However, WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND PLATING WTHIN 1 TO 2 DAYS FOR BEST RESULTS.

This product is now available for purchase worldwide. Orders placed Monday though Friday are shipped the following Wednesday for Thursday Delivery.

NeuroPure Rat Neuronal Cells
E18 Rat Hippocampal - 1 million cells • N100200 $400
E18 Rat Cortical - 2 million cells • N200200 $400
P8 Primary Rat Cerebellar Cells -4 pair • N300200 $1,075
E18 Primary Rat Hypothalamus Cells - 1 pair • N400200 $400
E18 Primary Rat Striatum Cells - 1 pair • N500200 $400
E18 Primary Rat Spinal Cord Cells - 1 spinal cord • N600200 $400
E18 Primary Midbrain Cells - 1 midbrain • N700200 $400

NeuroPure Primary Rat Neuronal Cells are live neuronal tissues isolated from micro-surgically dissected regions of Sprague/Dawley rat. These cells are prepared fresh each week and shipped in a nutrient rich medium that keeps the cells alive for up to 14 days under refrigeration. NeuroPure cells are ideal for a wide variety of applications including: transfection, pharmacology studies, immunocytochemistry, and neuron development studies.

Rat Hippocampal Cells Rat Hippocampal cells
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Rat Cortical Cells Rat Cortical cells

NeuroPure Rat Cortical cells (Click image to enlarge)

NeuroPure Rat Cortical cells (Click image to enlarge)

NeuroPure cells - stained NeuroPure neurons after 21 days in culture. Neurofilaments-red were immunostained with rabbit anti-neurofilament antibody and goat anti-rabbit AlexaFluor 568. Glial cells-green were immunostained with a mouse anti-GFAP antibody AlexaFluor 488. DNA-blue was stained with Hoechst 33258 (bis-benzamide).

NOTE: It is highly recommended to plate the NeuroPure neurons within 1-2 days after receiving the shipment as viability of the cells may decline with time.

NeuroPure Kit Components:

Hippocampal Neuronal Cells

Quantity

Day 18 Embryonic Sprague/Dawley Rat Hippocampal Cells

1 vial x 2 ml

(~1 x 106 cells)

NeuroPure Plating Medium

1 vial x 12 ml

NeuroPrep Medium
1 vial x 2.5 ml
NeuroPapain Enzyme
1 vail x 5 mg

 

Cortical Neuronal Cells

Quantity

Day 18 Embryonic Sprague/Dawley Rat Cortical Cells

1 vial x 2 ml

(~2 x 106 cells)

NeuroPure Plating Medium

1 vial x 12 ml

NeuroPrep Medium
1 vial x 2.5 ml
NeuroPapain Enzyme
1 vail x 5 mg

 

  P8 Cerebellar Neurons

Quantity

Day 8 Post-natal Sprague/Dawley Rat Cerebellar Cells

4 vials x 2 ml

(~4 x 107 cells)

NeuroPure Plating Medium

1 vial x 12 ml

NeuroPrep Medium
1 vial x 2.5 ml
NeuroPapain Enzyme
1 vail x 5 mg

 

E18 Hypothalamus Neurons

Quantity

Day 18 Embryonic Sprague/Dawley Rat Hypothalamus Cells

1 vial

1 pair of Hypothalami

NeuroPure Plating Medium

1 vial x 12 ml

NeuroPrep Medium
1 vial x 2.5 ml
NeuroPapain Enzyme
1 vail x 5 mg

 

E18 Striatal Neurons

Quantity

Day 18 Embryonic Sprague/Dawley Rat Striatal Cells

1 vial

1 pair of Striata

NeuroPure Plating Medium

1 vial x 12 ml

NeuroPrep Medium
1 vial x 2.5 ml
NeuroPapain Enzyme
1 vail x 5 mg

 

E18 Spinal Cord Neurons

Quantity

Day 18 Embryonic Sprague/Dawley Rat Spinal Cord Cells

1 vial

1 Spinal Cord

NeuroPure Plating Medium

1 vial x 12 ml

NeuroPrep Medium
1 vial x 2.5 ml
NeuroPapain Enzyme
1 vail x 5 mg

 

E18 Midbrain Neurons

Quantity

Day 18 Embryonic Sprague/Dawley Rat Midbrain Cells

1 vial

1 Midbrain

NeuroPure Plating Medium

1 vial x 12 ml

NeuroPrep Medium
1 vial x 2.5 ml
NeuroPapain Enzyme
1 vail x 5 mg

Manuals

N100200 NeuroPure E18 Hippocampal Cells (pdf)
N200200 NeuroPure E18 Cortical Cells (pdf)
N300200 NeuroPure P8 Cerebellar Cells (pdf)
N300200 NeuroPure P8 Cerebellar Cells (pdf)
N400200 NeuroPure E18 Hypothalamus Cells (pdf)
N500200 NeuroPure E18 Striatal Cells (pdf)
N600200 NeuroPure E18 Spinal Cord Cells (pdf)
N700200 NeuroPure E18 Midbrain Cells (pdf)
NM100100 NeuroPrep Medium pdf)

New Published Citations

Neurite Outgrowth

Gutierrez-Fernandez, A., et al. (2009) J. Neurosci. 29(40): 12393-12400. Link

 

Electrophysiology

Hilmas, C.J.; Williams, P.T. (2007) Meeting Proceedings RTO-MP-HFM-149, Paper 29. Neuilly-sur-Seine, France: RTO.  Link

 

Neuroprotection

Atif, F., et al. (2009) Mol Med. 15(9-10): 328-336. Link

 

Koshimizu, H., et al. (2009) J. Molec. Neurosci. 39: (1-2): 1-8. Link

 

Immunocytochemistry

van de Loo, S., et al  (2009) Experimental Neurology 215 (1):110-118. Link

Frequently asked questions: NeuroPure™ Primary Rat Neuronal Cells

1. What are the NeuroPure Primary Rat Neuronal Cells? The NeuroPure Primary Rat Neuronal Cells are live neurons isolated from micro-surgically dissected regions of day 18 embryonic Sprague/Dawley or Fischer 344 rat brain. These cells are prepared fresh each week and shipped in a nutrient rich medium that keeps the cells alive for up to 14 days under refrigeration.

2. For what applications can the NeuroPure cells be used? NeuroPure cells can be used for a wide variety of applications including: plasmid and siRNA transfections, neuron development studies, assessment of molecular pharmacology and toxicology, neuronal physiology studies, assessment of electrophysiological properties, stroke studies, drug screening, immunoreactivity studies, Alzheimer’s Disease studies, immunocytochemistry, schizophrenia studies, patch clamping, studies of glutamate-induced neuronal degeneration, and measurement of intracellular calcium and other ions, etc.

3. How long will the NeuroPure cells survive in culture? Can they be passed? If you feed the cells with a ½ volume medium change every 3-4 days, they will last for months. Since they don’t multiply, it doesn’t make sense to passage them. If you add FGF2 (bFGF) at 5 ng/ml, then they will multiply as long as you keep the density below ~240 cells/mm2.

4. How many astrocytes do the NeuroPure neuronal cells contain? There are <5% astrocytes in the NeuroPure hippocampal cells. The NeuroPure cortical cells typically contain <10% astrocytes. However, if you culture the cells in serum-containing medium, you will get many more astrocytes. We recommend culturing in B27/Neurobasal medium. This inhibits glial growth without Ara_C.

5. How do I order NeuroPure Primary Rat Neuronal Cells? You may place your order via phone (888-428-0558), fax (858-623-9494), email (orders@genlantis.com), or website (www.genlantis.com). Orders taken Monday to Friday are shipped the following Wednesday for overnight delivery.

6. Do you recommend mechanical or enzymatic dissociation for the NeuroPure cells? We recommend mechanical dissociation. Specifically, we suggest triturating the cells ~10 times (in about 30 seconds) using a siliconized 9-inch pasteur pipette with the tip barely fire polished to an opening of 0.7–0.9 mm D (best results) or with a 1 ml blue polypropylene pipette tip with an opening of 0.9 mm D.

7. Can enzymatic dissociation methods be used for the NeuroPure™ cells? Yes. Higher viable yields are obtained with papain (as opposed to trypsin). Please note that some digestion of surface proteins is inevitable when using enzymatic dissociation. For short term (less than 4 days) this is a concern. For longer term, it probably is not significant. The highest viability is obtained by mechanical dissociation using a fire polished 9 inch glass pipette, lower with a blue plastic pipette tip.

8. Do NeuroPure cells express glutamate receptors? NeuroPure cells, having been derived from embryonic rats, have not yet expressed their glutamate receptors. However, they will express glutamate receptors after approximately 1 week in culture.

9. Once I prepare the B27 supplement / Neurobasal media / 0.5 mM glutamine, how long is the media stable? We store the medium at 4 ºC in the dark for up to 1 week.

10. How often do I need to resupplement with Neurobasal/B27/glutamine? We change 1/2 the medium every 3 to 4 days, but this partly depends on cell density.

11. What is the purpose of the glutamate contained in the plating media provided with the NeuroPure cells? It helps the cells sprout and promotes viability.

12. Do I need to supply media or reagents to maintain the NeuroPure cells? You will need to supply coated glass or plastic substrates of your choosing. The cells are provided with enough medium to start cultures and maintain them for 4 or 5 days. Beyond that, you will need more culture medium. We recommend Neurobasal with B27 + 0.5 mM glutamine.

13. What poly-D-lysine do you use to coat your plates? Sigma P6407, poly-D-lysine hydrobromide, 5 mg.

14. I do not use poly-D-lysine very often. I made a (100x) stock solution of 5 mg/ml and aliquoted it into small cryovials. How long can I store the stock solution frozen and still have it work with the NeuroPure™ cells? Probably forever. However, do not store in polypropylene tubes; polystyrene is better. Be sure to mix well when you thaw.

15. Some researchers use polyethyleneimine instead of polylysine. Are there advantages of one over the other? PEI is cheaper than polylysine. However, we have not had much success with PEI. Therefore, we recommend polylysine.

16. The NeuroPure™ neurons are growing more as clusters or clumps of cells instead of isolated cells. What's wrong? This means that adhesion of cells to themselves is tighter than to the substrate. The most likely problem is a poorly prepared substrate. Compare your protocol to the recommended preparation of polylysine and coating of substrates.

17. Do the NeuroPure cortical cells include any hippocampal cells? There could be a very small percentage. However, we prepare the cortex without thalamus or hippocampus.

18. Is there a problem with triturating the tissue through an 18 or 20 gauge needle on a tuberculin syringe? Yes. The edge of the needle is too sharp. The blue plastic tip of a 1 ml pipet is better, but the best is a 9-inch pasteur pipette with the tip barely fire polished to an opening of 0.7–0.9 mm D.

19. Should I be aware of any ethical issues? Current procedures for preparing the NeuroPure cells are approved by an Institutional Animal Use and Care Committee.

20. Your protocol recommends to incubate the cortical cells at 37oC with 5% C02 and/or 9% or 20% oxygen. Which is best? 9% oxygen is more physiological for the brain. Only lungs and epidermis are typically exposed to 20% oxygen. However, Most CO2 incubators set for 5% CO2 will fill the balance with room air, which will be 20% oxygen. This is fine for NeuroPure cells.

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