Astrocyte Medium This product, and/or its packaging, incorporates one or more environmental/green features. Click on this icon to learn more.

Catalog number:  A1261301

Gibco™  Related applications: Primary Cell Culture

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GIBCO® Astrocyte Medium has been specially formulated to support the growth of primary human and rat astrocytes while retaining their phenotypes. The medium has been internally validated and optimized to provide an optimal balance between cell growth and the maintenance of cell viability, normal phenotype, and function. If more rapid proliferation is desired, addition of an appropriate amount of epidermal growth factor (EGF) is recommended, although cells may exhibit morphological and phenotypic changes.

Astrocytes are a type of glial cells of the nervous system with a typical star shape. It has been discovered in recent years 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, blood-brain barrier, and so on. They regulate the extracellular ionic and chemical environment, respond to CNS injury, and play a fundamental role in the pathogenesis of ischemic neuronal death, and they have remained as one of the most active research areas in neuroscience.

GIBCO® Astrocyte Medium has three components: base medium (D MEM), N-2 Supplement, and OneShot™ Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS). Mixing of these three components yields a complete medium.

For Research Use Only. Not intended for any animal or human therapeutic or diagnostic use, unless otherwise stated.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


Cell Type: Primary Cells
Culture Environment: CO2
Culture Type: Adherent Cell Culture, Suspension Cell Culture
Endotoxin Level: ≤ 25 EU/ml
Form: Liquid
Glucose: High Glucose
Glucose Concentration: 4500 mg/L
Glutamine: GlutaMAX™-I
Included Antibiotics: No antibiotics
Phenol Red Indicator: Phenol Red
Product Line: Gibco®
Product Size: 500 mL
Purity or Quality Grade: Cell Culture Grade
Serum Level: Standard Serum
Sodium Pyruvate Additive: Sodium Pyruvate
Species: Human, Rat
Sterility: Sterile
Green Features: Sustainable packaging

Contents & storage

N-2 Supplement, 100X: store at -20°C; Dulbecco's Modified Eagle Medium (D-MEM) (1X), liquid: store at 2-8°C; OneShot™ Fetal Bovine Serum, Certified: store at -20°C in the dark.


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