Monday, July 31, 2017

Immune Response Research Solutions

Cytokine Markers and More
Immune and inflammatory response are elevated in most diseases. We have strong solutions for detecting these responses. These include cytokine markers and panels.

Here's a new pub referencing use of one of our Interleukin Markers. ArdoSabir and AndiSumidarti. Interleukin-6 expression on inflammed rat dental pulp tissue after capped with Trigona sp. propolis. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences Volume 24, Issue 5, July 2017, Pages 1034-1037. ...Four rats were sacrificed at 6 h, 2 days, 4 days and 7 days respectively. The teeth and surrounding bone were resected, fixed in Bouin’s fixative for 24 h, decalcified with acetic acid/formal saline for 7 days, embedded in paraffin and sectioned serially at 6 μm thickness. The sections were stained with IL-6 monoclonal antibody (Neuromics, USA) using immunohistochemistry method and viewed by light microscopy...

Image: Interleukin-6 expression on rats dental pulp tissue. Normal dental pulp with no treatment (negative control) in groups I (A–B) and inflamed dental pulp in groups II (C–D), III (E–F), IV (G–H) and V (I–J), capped with Ethanolic Extract Propolis (EEP), Extract Flavonoid-Propolis (EFP), Extract Non-Flavonoid Propolis (ENFP), and Calcium Hydroxide (Ca(OH)2), respectively. Arrows show IL-6 expression. Immunohistochemistry method, DAB chromogen, original magnification 200×.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Quality, High Titer Neuronal Markers

You Need Them; We got Them

We are recognized for both the number and quality of Neuronal Markers. Check out our many testimonials from satisfied customers.

Here's a sampling of recent publications.

Elisabet Garcia-Pino, Nikodemus Gessele and Ursula Koch. Enhanced Excitatory Connectivity and Disturbed Sound Processing in the Auditory Brainstem of Fragile X Mice. Journal of Neuroscience 3 July 2017, 2310-16; ...chicken α-MAP2 (Neuromics; dilution 1:1000)...
Anna Lisa Gündner Claas Aiko Meyera, Stefan Aigner, Klaus Christensen, Christoph Patsch, Ravi Jagasia, Karlheinz Baumann, Marc Burcin. Generation of a homozygous GBA deletion human embryonic stem cell line. Stem Cell Research. Available online 11 July 2017. ...Neuronal differentiation marker, Ch-MAP2, 1:1000, Neuromics # CH22103 RRID:AB_2314763 ....Immunocytochemistry. Cells were cultured on PO/LAM coated 96-well imaging microplates (Falcon) and fixed with 4% paraformaldehyde (15 min, room temperature). Fixed cells were permeabilized with 0.2% Triton (Sigma) in phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) for 30 min and blocked for 1 h with PBS + 5% donkey serum (Merck Millipore). Primary antibodies (in PBS) were incubated overnight at 4 °C followed by three PBS washing steps. Secondary antibodies were incubated for 2 h at room temperature. Confocal images were acquired using a Leica TCS SP5 microscope (Leica Microsystems)....
Hayk Harutyunyan, Svetlana Sharoyan, Alvard Antonyan, Sona Mardanyan. Herb Preparations Improve the Viability of Hippocampal Cells Suppressed by Amyloid Beta (1-42) Peptide. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2017. ISSN (Online): 2321-3086......Antibodies for immunocytochemistry were purchased from Neuromics (USA)[....]Immunocytochemistry: Hippocampal cells were cultured in Poly-D-Lysine coated Nunc EasY Flasks. On the 4th day, the adhered cells were removed by trypsinisation (0.05% trypsin, 0.5 mM EDTA, pH 8.0). Cells were fixed on microscope slide by 3.7 % paraformaldehyde in PBS followed by methanol treatment. To block a nonspecific antibody binding, samples were pre-treated with goat serum (Sigma) for 30 minutes. To determine the types of cells, constituting the obtained cell culture, the different aliquots of the culture were incubated for 60 min at room temperature with the primary antibodies against rabbit anti-rat Neurofilament (NF), chicken anti-rat GFAP and Nestin...
Images: Cells grown from adult rat brainLarge cell in middle is stained with mouse monoclonal to NF-L clone DA2 (green). Another type of neuronal lineage cell was stained with rabbit polyclonal to alpha-internexin (red). These cells were mitotic but had several characteristics of neurons. Rat spinal cord homogenate showing the major intermediate filament proteins of the nervous system (lane 1). The remaining lanes show blots of this material stainted with various antibodies including: NF-HNF-M,, NF-L,, NF66 and GFAP 
We will continue to post the latest and greatest news.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Electrical Preconditioning of Stem Cells

Cool Science

The ability to manipulate hNPCs via a conductive scaffold creates a new approach to optimize stem cell-based therapy and determine which factors (such as VEGF-A) are essential for stroke recovery: Paul M. Georgea, Tonya M. Blissb, Thuy Huab, Alex Leed, Byeongtaek Oh, Alexa Levinson, Swapnil Mehta, Guohua Sun, Gary K. Steinberg. Electrical preconditioning of stem cells with a conductive polymer scaffold enhances stroke recovery. βIII-tubulin (1:500, Neuromics, Edina, MN)...

Image: Neural progenitors were labeled with anti-rat Nestin polyclonal antibody (Cat#:GT15114) and stained with conjugated donkey anti-goat secondary anti-body (green). Differentiated neurons were labeled with neuron-specific mouse anti-β-III tubulin/ Tuj1-(Cat#MO15013 monoclonal antibody (red). Nuclei were stained with DAPI (blue).
We have excellent Stem Cell Differentiation Markers. Check them out.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

New Human RPES and BMSCS

Need Human Cells? Just Ask!

This is our cornerstone and we keep building on it. You asked for them. We are pleased to announce we now have Human Bone Marrow-Derived Stem Cells (BMSCs) and Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells (RPES).
RPES in Culture.
BMSCS in Culture.
We will continue to post new cell offerings here.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

3D Printing the Way to Artificial Muscles

Muscles Contract Under the Control Motor Neurons

The methods used to develop the artificial muscles included use of our GDNF Protein to maintain motor neurons in the 3-D Culture-Caroline Cvetkovic, Max H. Rich, Ritu Raman, Hyunjoon Kong , Rashid Bashir. A 3D-printed platform for modular neuromuscular motor units. Microsystems; Nanoengineering 3, Article number: 17015 (2017) doi:10.1038/micronano.2017.15

Skeletal muscle cells and motor neurons were combined into a fabricated 3D co-culture system. C2C12 myoblasts were differentiated into multinucleated myotubes (a) and combined with extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins to create an engineered muscle ring tissue (b). In parallel, mouse embryonic stem cells (HBG3 mESCs) were differentiated into motor neurons (MNs) through the formation of embryoid bodies (EBs) (c and d) and then combined with the engineered muscle tissue and ECM proteins (e) on 3D-printed hydrogel devices (f and g). Once the multi-layered rings sequentially compacted and fused together, they were then placed on a stationary hydrogel skeleton (h). Scale bars, 50 μm (b and d), 500 μm (c), and 10 μm (d, inset).

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Renal Nerves and Blood Pressure

Role of Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP)

CGRP is a potent vasodilator so it is not surprising our CGRP Antibody was used in this study. Custódio AH, de Lima MC, Vaccari B, Boer PA, Gontijo JAR (2017) Renal sodium handling and blood pressure changes in gestational protein-restricted offspring: Role of renal nerves and ganglia neurokinin expression. PLoS ONE 12(6): e0179499.

Figure. Comparative expression of SP and CGRP in the renal pelvis of 16-week-old rats. The pictures show a normal distribution of these neurokinins in NP (A and D). In LP offspring, no difference was observed in SP immunoreactivity (A, B, and C), but CGRP immunoreactivity was significantly more intense in NP (D, E, and F) compared with age-matched LP offspring.

We are always honored when our solutions are referenced in publications and will continue to post new findings here.