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Neurosphere Development from Hippocampal and Cortical Embryonic Mixed Primary Neuron Culture: A Potential Platform for Screening Neurochemical Modulator
J. Khan, G. Das, V. Gupta, S. Mohapatra, , S. Ghosh
Published in American Chemical Society
PMID: 30346714
Volume: 9
Issue: 11
Pages: 2870 - 2878
Reconstitution of a complex biological structure or system following a simple and facile strategy using minimum physiochemical cues is challenging for an in-depth understanding of the system. In particular, the brain is a highly sophisticated and complex network of trillions of neurons and glial cells that controls function of our body. Understanding this complex machinery requires an innovative and simple bottom-up approach. In this venture, we report an easy and efficient strategy to culture cortical and hippocampal primary neurons from the E14-E16 embryo of Sprague-Dawley rat. This generates spontaneous neurospheres within 6-7 days of primary neuron culture of E14-E16 embryo. It further proliferates and forms radial glia-like structures, which are known to be the primary neural progenitor cells that differentiate into neurons, astrocytes, and oligodendrocytes. Interestingly, neurospheres lead to the formation of large projection neurons and radial glia, which mimic the early stage of cortical development in an in vivo system. Overall, this new, facile, strategic mixed primary neuron culture method offers a potential platform for understanding the effect of neurochemical modulators, which has tremendous future implications in the screening of neurotherapeutics. Copyright © 2018 American Chemical Society.
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