Wednesday, August 19, 2009

STEMEZ hNP1 Neural Progenitors Now Available

We are pleased to announce the introduction of our STEMEZ TMhNP1 Human Neural Progenitors Discovery Kit. The kit was developed by our partner, ArunA Biomedical.

STEMEZTM hNP1 Human Progenitors are fully differentiated are derived as adherent cells from hESC WA09 line. The cells are shipped frozen in a vial with 1 x 106 cells; once thawed they should be immediately plated on a Matrigel (or other suitable extracellular matrix protein)-coated dish and maintained in the accompanying serum-free medium. The neurons should be used within 14 days of thawing. These cells have the capabilities to:
  • Display immunoreactive properties consistent with neural precursors and can be maintained in a proliferative state in monolayer cultures.
  • Differentiate under serum-free conditions into neuronal phenotypes with functionally responsive transmitter receptors in vitro .
  • Maintain multiple neural phenotypes in long term serum-free culture.
  • Can be directed to alter phenotypic characteristics under different media conditions.

Applications: Gene Expression Analysis Western blotting, Flow Cytometry, Immunocytochemistry, FACS sorting, DNA Microarray, RT-PCR, Neurite Outgrowth assays, FLIPR calcium assays, cytotoxicity, and second messenger signaling.

Images: STEMEZTM hNP1 Human Neural Progenitor Cells are grown as monolayers (A), are karyotypically normal (B) and express NSC markers, Nestin Mouse and Sox-2 (C, D, E). Nuclei of the cells were visualized with DAPI (blue). The Sox-2 transcription factor is co-localized with the DAPI (blue) staining in the nucleus (F).


Note: STEMEZTM NP1 Progenitors and hN2 Human Neurons can be genetically manipulated with GFP reporters without altering the function and differentiation potential of these cells. In contrast to many stem cell sources, the reporter genes are not readily silence in the neural cultures. See: doi:10.1089/ten.tea.2009.0155.

DNA fingerprint cells: The loci match the DNA fingerprint pattern for the H9 (NIH designation, WA09) HESC line as published in

Viral tests cells: This lot was derived from the H9 hESC line that has been tested for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV-1, HIV-2, HTLV-I/II, HSV1, HSV2, EBV, and CMV. The H9 cell line has been tested and shown to be negative. (Tests performed by GIVF Laboratories).

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