Schwann cells are neural crest derivatives that ensheathe and myelinate axons of peripheral nerves. Each Schwann cell wraps around the shaft of an individual peripheral axon, forming myelin sheaths along segments of the axon. Schwann cells play important roles in the development, function, and regeneration of peripheral nerves.
Rat Schwann Cells are isolated from postnatal day 8 CD® IGS rat sciatic nerve.
RSC are cryopreserved as primary cultures and delivered frozen.
Each vial contains 500 000 cells
RSC are cryopreserved as primary cultures and characterized by immunofluorescence with antibodies specific to S100, GFAP, and CD90.
RSC are tested and find negative for mycoplasma, bacteria, yeast, and fungi.
RSC are guaranteed to further expand for 5 population doublings under the conditions provided by ScienCell Research Laboratories.
It is recommended to use Schwann Cell Medium (SCM, Cat. No. SC1701) for culturing RSC 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.