By Irina Klimanskaya, Robert Lanza

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6. Warm culture medium to 37 in a thermostatic water bath. Harvesting of Embryonic Brain Tissue 1. Anesthetize the pregnant mother by an intraperitoneal injection of pentobarbital (120 mg/kg) and, on deep anesthesia, sacrifice the mother by cervical dislocation. 2. Lay the pregnant mother on its back on the absorbent towels, and then liberally rinse the abdomen with 70% ethanol so as to sterilize the area. 3. Grasp the skin above the genitalia, using large forceps, and then cut through the skin and fascia with large scissors so as to expose the peritoneal cavity sufficiently to view the uteri.

Dissection tools may be sterilized in a hot bead sterilizer, in a preheated oven (250 for 2 h), or by autoclaving (120 for 20 min). 3. Select the tools needed to remove the brain and spinal cord (large scissors, small pointed scissors, large forceps, small curved forceps, and a small spatula) or for tissue dissection (small forceps, curved fine forceps, small scissors, curved fine scissors, and scalpel). Immerse the 14 ectoderm [1] two sets of tools in 70% ethanol in two beakers with gauze at the bottom, to avoid spoiling the tips of the microforceps and scissors.

1. Once primary or passaged neurospheres reach 150 m (typically after 7–8 days in vitro), use percussion to remove adherent spheres, and then transfer the contents of the flask to an appropriately sized sterile tissue culture tube. Spin at 400 rpm (75g) for 5 min. 2. Aspirate essentially 100% of the growth medium and then gently resuspend the neurospheres (so as not to dissociate any) with an appropriate volume of basal medium–1% sterile fetal calf serum. Note: An equal volume of commercially available NSC differentiation medium can also be used [1] neural stem cell isolation and characterization 19 FIG.

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