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Isolation and Culture of Mouse Cortical Astrocytes
 

Isolation and Culture of Mouse Cortical Astrocytes

Article doi: 10.3791/50079
January 19th, 2013 Usage Statistics

Summary January 19th, 2013

Astrocytes have been recognized to be versatile cells participating in fundamental biological processes that are essential for normal brain development and function, and central nervous system repair. Here we present a rapid procedure to obtain pure mouse astrocyte cultures to study the biology of this major class of central nervous system cells.

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