• Supports highly efficient generation of functional neurons from hPSC-derived neuronal precursors
• Produces a highly pure population (≥ 90% neurons) of mixed excitatory and inhibitory neurons that can be maintained long-term in culture
• Optimized for differentiation of neuronal progenitor cells generated using STEMdiff™ SMADi Neural Induction Kit
• Supports neuronal activity for physiologically relevant results
• Enables reproducible maturation of neuronal precursors derived from multiple human ES and iPS cell lines
- STEMdiff™ Forebrain Neuron Differentiation Basal Medium, 80 mL
- STEMdiff™ Forebrain Neuron Differentiation Supplement, 20 mL
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Data and Publications
Figure 1. Schematic for the Embryoid Body Protocol
Forebrain-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 forebrain-type neurons, see the PIS.
Figure 2. Schematic for the Monolayer Protocol
Forebrain-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 forebrain-type neurons, see the PIS.
Figure 3. Forebrain-Type Neurons Are Generated After Culture in STEMdiff™ Forebrain Neuron Differentiation and Maturation Kits
NPCs generated from hPSCs in mTeSR 1™ using the STEMdiff™ SMADi Neural Induction Kit embryoid body (EB) protocol were differentiated and matured to forebrain-type neurons using the STEMdiff™ Forebrain Neuron Differentiation and Maturation Kits. (A) Forebrain-type neurons were formed after iPS cell-derived NPCs were cultured with the STEMdiff™ Forebrain Neuron Differentiation Kit for 7 days and STEMdiff™ Forebrain Neuron Maturation Kit for 14 days. The resulting cultures contain a highly pure population of (B) class III β-tubulin-positive neurons (green), with (C) fewer than 10% astrocytes (GFAP-positive cells, red). (D) Nuclei are labeled with DAPI (blue).
Figure 4. Performance of STEMdiff™ Neuron and the STEMdiff™ Forebrain Neuron Differentiation and Maturation Kits
Neural progenitor cells (NPCs) were derived using the monolayer protocol for the STEMdiff™ SMADi Neural Induction Kit, from H9 ES cells maintained in mTeSR™ 1. NPCs were then differentiated into forebrain-type neurons using either A) STEMdiff™ Neuron Differentiation and Maturation Kits or B) the equivalent-performing STEMdiff™ Forebrain Neuron Differentiation and Maturation Kits according to protocol instructions (see product information sheets for Catalog #08600/08605). The resulting neurons were fixed for immunofluorescence. Both sets of products demonstrate equivalent differentiation efficiency, with a yield of ≥90% class III ꞵ-tubulin-positive neurons (green) and ≤10% GFAP-positive astrocytes (red).