Human Neural Cell-Based Biosensor
Quarterly rept. 11 Jun-11 Sep 2010
ARUNA BIOMEDICAL INC ATHENS GA
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Human neural progenitor cells have a strong potential for use as cell-based biosensors for environmental toxins. The overall goal of this project is to develop a human neural cell based biosensor using ArunAs neural progenitor cell line, hNP1-tm. In this report, we detail the following progress toward development of a human cell-based biosensor using these neural progenitor cells 1 we continue to develop methods for enriching neural progenitor populations using VVA lectin and antibodies against CNTFR-alpha, 2 we have begun to develop methods for directed differentiation of neural progenitors into motoneurons and astrocytes using defined medium conditions, and 3 we have begun development of fluorescence based assays for proliferation, mitochondrial function and reactive oxygen species generation.
- Medicine and Medical Research