Human Astrocytes Kit

Catalog number:  N7805200

Gibco™  Related applications: Primary Cell Culture

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GIBCO® Human Astrocytes are normal human cells derived from human brain tissue. When used together with GIBCO® Astrocyte Medium, GIBCO® Human Astrocytes are highly mature and differentiated GFAP positive cells with the typical star-like morphology. Due to their high degree of biological relevance, GIBCO® Human Astrocytes are the ideal cell type to use for studies of fundamental human neurological pathways and human neurological diseases, such as neurodegenerative disorders (e.g. Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases), brain and other neural injuries (e.g. stroke).

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® Human Astrocytes are cryopreserved at passage one. Stored in liquid nitrogen. They are available as cells only or as a kit containing cells and media. Each vial contains>1 million viable cells after-thaw.

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 Passage Number: Passage 1
Cell Type: Primary Cells
Classification: FBS Supplemented
Culture Type: Adherent Cell Culture
Donor Attributes: Normal
Donor Source: Single Donor
Form: Cryopreserved
Format: Vial(s)
Number of Cells: 1 x 106
Product Line: Gibco®
Product Size: 1 kit
Quantity: 1 kit
Species: Human
Tests Performed: Sterility Testing (Bacteria & Fungi)

Contents & storage

Kit contains GIBCO® Human Astrocytes (>1 × 10^6 cells⁄mL⁄vial in freezing medium) cryopreserved in liquid nitrogen, and medium and supplements adequate to formulate complete medium for the growth of astrocytes.


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