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Clonetics™ rat microglial cells are cryopreserved, ready-to-use high quality cells prepared by standardized methods, and are ready for immediate culture in supplemented DMEM. Each vial contains approximately 2 million cells in 0.25 ml suspension. Microglia, is one of the glial cell types in the CNS. They are an important integral component of neuro-glial cell network. Microglia can act as brain macrophages when programmed cell death occurs during brain development or when the CNS is injured.
Recommended medium: DMEM (12-604F) supplemented with heat-inactivated FBS, penicillin/streptomycin (17-602E), and D-Glucose (Sigma No. G-8769).