Thursday, March 31, 2016

Human Astrocytes

Cortex Derived Astrocytes

Neuromics is pleased to be offering yet another option for culturing Human Astrocytes. They can be passaged up to 10X-Only 749 USD/500,000 Cells

They are deigned to be easy to culture and grow.

 Image: Human Brain Astrocytes cultured with our AlphaBioCoat.
Check out our large offering of Neurons, Astroglia, Progenitors, Brain Endothelial Cells/Pericytes and Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) Model. Should you have questions on these or any of our offerings, I can be reached directly at 612-801-1007 or Thank you, Pete Shuster-CEO and Owner.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Epigenetics and Pain Research

i-Fect Used to Study Impacts

Our i-Fect siRNA, miRNA and shRNA Trasfection Kit was recently used to study the impact of G9a-specific siRNA (AGUAACGGGCAUCAAUGC) on Mu Opioid Receptors: Yuhao Zhang, Shao-Rui Chen, Geoffroy Laumet, Hong Chen and Hui-Lin Pan. Nerve Injury Diminishes Opioid Analgesia through Lysine Methyltransferase-Mediated Transcriptional Repression of µ-Opioid Receptors in Primary Sensory Neurons. First Published on February 25, 2016, doi: 10.1074/jbc.M115.711812... In some SNL rats, G9a-specific siRNA (4 µg) or the negative control siRNA was administered intrathecally. G9a-specific siRNA(AGUAACGGGCAUCAAUGC) or universal negative control siRNA (#SIC001, Sigma-Aldrich) was mixed with i-Fect (Neuromics, Edina, MN) to a final concentration of 400 mg/L for the intrathecal injections...

Figures: G9a knockdown with siRNA reverses the MOR expression in the DRG and the morphine analgesic effect diminished by nerve injury. (A,B) Quantitative PCR (A) and Western blotting (B) analyses show the mRNA and protein levels of MORs in the DRGs of sham and SNL rats treated with control or G9a-specific siRNA (n = 10 rats in each group). The ipsilateral L5 and L6 DRG tissues were removed 24 h after the last siRNA injection. The amount of MOR mRNA and protein was normalized to GAPDH in the same samples, and the mean value of MOR levels in sham control rats was considered to be 1. (C) Time course of the intrathecal morphine effects on the tactile and pressure withdrawal thresholds in sham and SNL rats treated with G9a-specific siRNA or negative control siRNA (n = 9 rats in each group). The withdrawal thresholds after the last siRNA injection were plotted as the baseline control (BL).

Summary: The findings provide new insight into the epigenetic mechanism regulating MOR expression in primary sensory neurons in neuropathic pain. This multidisciplinary approach provides conclusive evidence for G9a as a key chromatin regulator responsible for MOR downregulation in the DRG and the analgesic efficacy of opioids reduced by nerve injury. A better understanding of the epigenetic mechanisms underlying nerve injury-induced downregulation of MORs in primary sensory neurons could help improve the analgesic efficacy of opioids for treating chronic neuropathic pain. G9a inhibitors could be used to enhance the opioid analgesic effect and reduce opioid consumption in patients with chronic neuropathic pain.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

3-D Tissue Models Made Easy

3 Steps to an in vivo Like Assay
We provide both CollaGel Hydrogels with different stiffness options and ready made 3-D Human Tissue Models.

 Building these models can be done in 3 easy steps:
  • Step 1: Thaw our CollaGel Hydrogel solution 
  • Step 2: Add your cell suspensions 
  • Step 3: Watch it gel
HUVECS intergrated into 3-D CollaGel environment.

Due to the way in which it gels, our Collagel Hydrogel is well suited to Bio Printing models.

I will be posting more data as it becomes available.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

CRISPR Everywhere

Nature Explores What it Means

Here's the link:
We are part of the CRISPR everywhere revolution!

Features Include:

  • Simple-"Cut and Paste" Integration and Editing. 
  • Check out our Sleeping Beauty Transposon System Users Manual 
  • Potent-100% Stable with No Off target effects with the safest transposon insertion profile. 
  • Fast- Transfect with our transposase + Sleeping Beauty TransposonTM Reporter Series Vectors. 
  • Cost Effective- Starting at $329

Friday, March 04, 2016

Check Out Our 3D Human Skin Tissue Model

In vivo Like Model for Studying Skin Diseases/Irritants

I am pleased to announce this new addition to our Cell Based Assay offerings.

3D Human Skin Tissue Model
Cross section of Human Skin Model
The model includes precultured tissue in our engineered and tissue/cell specific Collagel-Hydrogels.

Our 3D human skin model is manufactured in a GMP lab. The model is engineered from multilayered, differentiated epidermal cells. The tissue is provided cultured in inserts using serum free media. The model mimics human skin. It provides an in vivo like environment for studying dermal related diseases and cancers. It is also excellent for skin toxicology and irritancy assays.

Check all our  3D Models:
Name Applications Size Price
Human Blood Brain Barrier Model In vivo Like Assays 6 wells
12 well
24 well
3D HUVEC Model In vivo Like Assays 6 well
12 well
24 Well
3-D Human Skin Tissue Model In vivo Like Assays 6 well
12 well
24 Well

Questions? Contact me directly-Pete Shuster, CEO and Owner, 612-801-1007 or