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, 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 human brain contains about 1 x 10^11 neurons, each being able to contact at least 10,000 other neurons .
It is recommended to use Neuronal Medium (NM, Cat. No. SC1521) for culturing of Rat Neurons-cortical in vitro.
This product is for research use only. It is not approved for use in humans, animals, or 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.
 Parent, A. (1996) Neurons in Carpenter's Human Neuroanatomy. 9th ed., pp131-198, Williams & Wilkins, Quebec, Canada. Alberts, B., Bray, D., Lewis, J., Raff, M., Roberts, M., Watson, J. D. (1989) Molecular biology of the cell. 2nd. ed., New York: Garland.