Duration: 6 months
Sent in: wet ice
Storage temperature: 2-8 ° C
All-in-one ready-to-use media. Astrocyte Medium has been specially formulated to support the growth of human and rat primary astrocytes while preserving their phenotypes. The medium has been validated and optimized internally to provide an optimal balance between cell growth and maintenance of cell viability, normal phenotype, and function.
If faster proliferation is desired, the addition of an adequate amount of epidermal growth factor (EGF) is recommended, although cells may exhibit morphological and phenotypic changes. Astrocytes are a type of glial cell in the nervous system with a typical star shape. In recent years it has been shown that astrocytes not only function as gap fillers and structural supports, but play an active role in supporting the normal functions of neurons, oligodendrocytes, neural stem cells, and the blood-brain barrier.
They regulate the extracellular ionic and chemical environment, respond to CNS injury, and play a critical role in the pathogenesis of ischemic neuronal death, and remain one of the most active areas of research in neuroscience. Astrocyte Medium has three components: Base Medium (DMEM), N-2 Supplement, and OneShot Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS). Mixing these three components produces a complete medium.
Each batch was tested for its ability to withstand silvering, propagation, and growth.
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