STEMdiff™ Midbrain Neuron Differentiation Kit

Differentiation kit for the generation of midbrain-patterned neuronal precursors from human ES and iPS cell-derived neural progenitor cells

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STEMdiff™ Midbrain Neuron Differentiation Kit

Differentiation kit for the generation of midbrain neuronal precursors from human ES and iPS cell-derived neural progenitor cells

1 Kit
Catalog #100-0038
304 USD

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Overview

STEMdiff™ Midbrain Neuron Differentiation Kit (Catalog #100-0038) is used to generate midbrain neuronal precursors from neural progenitor cells (NPCs) derived from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) using STEMdiff™ SMADi Neural Induction Kit (Catalog #08581). The midbrain neuronal precursors are further matured into midbrain neurons using STEMdiff™ Midbrain Maturation Kit (Catalog #100-0041). These media will produce a population of midbrain neurons (≥ 15% TH-positive dopaminergic neurons; ≥ 90% class III βtubulin-positive neurons; < 10% GFAP-positive astrocytes). Cells derived using these products are versatile tools for modeling human neurological development and disease, drug screening, toxicity testing, and cell therapy validation.
Advantages:
• Defined and serum-free
• Supports highly efficient generation of midbrain-like functional neurons from hPSC-derived neuronal precursors
• Produces a population of TH-positive neurons (> 15%) that can be maintained long term in culture
• Optimized for differentiation of neuronal progenitor cells generated using STEMdiff™ SMADi Neural Induction Kit
• Enables reproducible generation of midbrain-type neuronal precursors derived from multiple human ES and iPS cell lines
Components:
  • STEMdiff™ Midbrain Neuron Differentiation Basal Medium, 80 mL
  • STEMdiff™ Midbrain Neuron Differentiation Supplement, 20 mL
Subtype:
Specialized Media
Cell Type:
Dopaminergic Neurons; Neural Cells, PSC-Derived; Neural Stem and Progenitor Cells
Species:
Human
Application:
Cell Culture; Differentiation
Brand:
STEMdiff
Area of Interest:
Disease Modeling; Drug Discovery and Toxicity Testing; Neuroscience
Formulation:
Serum-Free; Chemically Defined

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Experimental Protocol for STEMdiff™ Midbrain Neuron Differentiation and Maturation Kits (Embryoid Body Protocol)

Figure 1. Schematic for the Embryoid Body Protocol

Midbrain-type neural precursors can be generated in 18 - 19 days from hPSC-derived neural progenitor cells (NPCs) after selecting neural rosettes from replated embryoid bodies. For the maturation of precursors to midbrain-type neurons, including dopaminergic neurons, see the PIS.

Experimental Protocol for STEMdiff™ Midbrain Neuron Differentiation and Maturation Kits (Monolayer Protocol)

Figure 2. Schematic for the Monolayer Protocol

Midbrain-type neural precursors can be generated from neural progenitor cell (NPC) monolayers derived from embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells after three single-cell passages. For the maturation of precursors to midbrain-type neurons, including dopaminergic neurons, see the PIS.

Midbrain-Type Neurons Arise From Neural Progenitor Cells After Culture in STEMdiff™ SMADi Neural Induction Kit and STEMdiff™ Midbrain Culture System

Figure 3. Midbrain-Type Neurons Are Generated After Culture in STEMdiff™ Midbrain Neuron Differentiation and Maturation Kits

NPCs generated from H1 hPSCs in mTeSR™1 using the STEMdiff™ SMADi Neural Induction Kit embryoid body (EB) protocol were differentiated and matured to midbrain-type neurons using the STEMdiff™ Midbrain Neuron Differentiation and Maturation Kits. (A) Midbrain-type neurons were formed after hPSC-derived NPCs were cultured with the STEMdiff™ Midbrain Neuron Differentiation Kit for 12 days and STEMdiff™ Midbrain Neuron Maturation Kit for 14 days. The resulting cultures contain a population of (B) class III β-tubulin-positive neurons (magenta), with (D) more than 15% Tyrosine Hydroxylase-positive cells (green). (C) Nuclei are labeled with DAPI (blue).

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