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Human iPSC-Derived Sensory Neuron Progenitors (Male)

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Description

Axol Human iPSC-Sensory Neuron Progenitors are derived from integration-free iPSCs and have been differentiated to neurons using small molecules. We offer a fully optimized cell culture system including tailored Sensory Neuron Maintenance Medium and coating reagents to promote the viability and maturation of sensory neurons for endpoint assays on glass or plastic.

Our iPSC-derived sensory neurons express several voltage-gated sodium ion channels and transient receptor potential (TRP) ion channels that play a key role in nociception. These include sodium ion channels Nav1.7 and the DRG-specific, TTX-resistant channels, Nav1.8 and Nav1.9 as well as the temperature-sensitive, TRPV1 and TRPM8, and TRPA1, a sensor of pungency, bitterness and cold.

Axol iPSC-Derived Sensory Neuron Progenitors are available in large batch sizes for reliable and consistent results in high-throughput screening assays. The cells are also suitable for investigating disorders of the peripheral nervous system and chronic pain as well as drug targets for pain relief.

Product Specification

Starting material Cord blood CD34+ cells
Donor gender Male
Donor age at sampling Newborn
HLA serotype A29 A68, B38(Bw4) B44(Bw4), Cw8 Cw12
Karyotype Normal
Reprogramming method Episomal vector
Induction method Monolayer & chemically defined medium
Genetic modification None
Size 500,000 cells
Kit components 1 vial of progenitors (>500,000 cells) and 1 bottle of Neural Plating-XF Medium (30 mL)
Cell type iPSC-derived sensory neuron progenitors
Growth properties Adherent
Shipping conditions Dry ice
Storage conditions Vapor phase nitrogen

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, it is normal. The mitomycin treatment step will eliminate the flat cells.

Expect significant cell death post mitomycin C treatment. The effect of mitomycin C becomes very evident 4 -5 days after treatment and this is fine. Don't panic if you see residual mitomycin C induced cell death even 8-10 days post-treatment. If your sensory neuron culture is maintained according to the User Guide throughout the differentiation process you will have high-quality networked sensory neurons 2 weeks after thawing.

Yes, this is a necessary purification step. If you do not treat the cells with mitomycin C, then the flat non-sensory neuron cells would take over the culture.

Please make sure you change medium gently and avoid adding the medium from one side of the wells throughout the 5-6 weeks of culture. If the cells start to peel from the corners, it can be repaired by adding Surebond (ax0041) into your standard feeding media. Usually, we use 120 uL Surebond in 12 mL medium for a few days until the layer re-attach. This can be applied no matter what coating has been used.

For terminally differentiated cultures of sensory neurons, you can change medium every 2 to 3 days.

Yes.

No, these cells would need to be treated with mitomycin C at day 3 which would halt any remaining proliferative potential.

At least 70% of terminally differentiated sensory neurons express TRPV1 as validated with ICC and MEA with sensory neurons treated with Capsaicin.

We suggest that you carry out your experiments with the sensory neurons between day 21 and day 29

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