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Porcine Retinal Astrocytes (PRA)

Porcine Retinal Astrocytes (PRA)

Catalog Number: 10PO-009
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Price: $499.00

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Astrocytes are the major cell type in the mammalian brain. They provide a variety of supportive functions to their partner neurons in the central nervous system (CNS), such as neuronal guidance during development, nutritional and metabolic support throughout life [1]. Numerous studies have demonstrated that astrocytes are among the most functionally diverse group of cells in the CNS [2]. Impairment of normal astrocyte functions during stroke and other insults can critically influence neuron survival. Long-term recovery after brain injury, through neurite outgrowth, synaptic plasticity, or neuron regeneration, is also influenced by astrocyte surface molecule expression and trophic factor release [3]. Apart from various neuropathological conditions, astrocytes play a particularly important role in retinal vascular disease and glaucoma [4, 5]. Much of what we have learned about astrocytes is from in vitro studies and astrocyte culture is a useful tool for exploring the diverse properties of this cell type.

iXCells Biotechnologies provides high quality Porcine Retinal Astrocytes (PRA), which are isolated from porcine retina and cryopreserved at P1, with >0.5 million cells in each vial. PRA express GFAP and are negative for mycoplasma, bacteria, yeast, and fungi. They can further expand for 5 population doublings in​ Astrocyte Medium (Cat# MD-0039) under the condition suggested by iXCells Biotechnologies.

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  Porcine retina

  Package Size

  0.5 million cells/vial  

  Passage Number





  Liquid nitrogen

  Growth Properties



  Astrocyte Medium (Cat# MD-0039)

This product is intended for laboratory research purposes only. It is not intended for use in humans. While iXCells Biotechnologies uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on this product sheet, we make no warranties or representations as to its accuracy. Citations from scientific literature and patents are provided for informational purposes only. iXCells Biotechnologies does not warrant that such information has been confirmed to be accurate.

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