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Title: A method for obtaining Schwann cell cultures from adult rabbit nerve based on “in vitro” pre-degeneration and neuregulin treatment
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: F. Hernández y Juan F. Madrid. Universidad de Murcia: Departamento de Biología Celular e Histología
Citation: Histology and histopathology, Vol. 27, nº 1 (2012)
ISSN: 1699-5848
0213-3911
Related subjects: CDU::6 - Ciencias aplicadas::61 - Medicina::616 - Patología. Medicina clínica. Oncología::616.8 - Neurología. Neuropatología. Sistema nervioso
Keywords: Schwann cell
Nerve pre-degeneration
Abstract: Schwann cells (SCs) are basic elements for cell therapy and tissue engineering in the central and peripheral nervous system. Therefore, the development of a reliable method to obtain SC cultures is required. For possible therapeutic applications the cultures need to produce a sufficiently large number of SCs with a high level of purity in a relatively short period of time. To increase SC yield and purity we pre-degenerated pieces of 1-2 mm of adult rabbit sciatic nerves by incubating them for seven days in Dulbecco’s Modified Eagle’s Medium supplemented with 10% fetal bovine serum, penicillin/streptomycin and NRG1-ß1. Following pre-degeneration the nerve pieces were dissociated and then cultured for 6 or 15 days in the same culture medium. After 6 days of culture we obtained around 9.5x103 cells/mg with approximately 94% SCs (S-100 positive) purity. After 15 days of culture the yield was about 80x103 cells/mg and the purity was approximately 75%. Pre-degeneration and subsequent culture of small pieces of adult nerve with NRG1-ß1 supplemented medium increased the number of SCs and restricted the overgrowth of fibroblast-like cells
Primary author: de la Fuente, Isabel
Alcalde, Ignacio
Gamboa, Olga L.
Garrosa, Manuel
Gayoso, Manuel J.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10201/52379
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Number of pages / Extensions: 8
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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