The tissue of the central nervous system is made up of two classes of cells that may be broadly categorized as neurons and glia. Neurons are anatomic, functional, and trophic units of the brain. Despite great variability in size and shape, all neurons share common morphological features, which are those of the key elements of a highly complex communication network. Neurons are dynamically polarized cells that serve as the major signaling unit of the nervous system. The brain is known to contain about 1 x 10^11 neurons, each being able to contact at least 10,000 other neurons. Neurons isolated from different brain regions serve as excellent models for studies of region-specific pathologies and degeneration, neurotoxicology, brain development and so on.
It is recommended to use neuronal medium (NM, Cat. No. SC1521) for culturing MN-sc in vitro.
MN-sc are for research use only. They are not approved for human or animal use, or for application in in vitro diagnostic procedures.
Upon receiving, directly and immediately transfer the cells from dry ice to liquid nitrogen and keep the cells in liquid nitrogen until they are needed for experiments.
Cells are only warranted if ScienCell media and reagents are used and the recommended protocols are followed.