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Tempo-iMotorNer™: Human iPS-derived Motor Neurons

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Summary

Tempo’s iMotorNer™ cells are reprogrammed from human iPS-derived multipotent progenitor cells, using integration-free induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines under a fully defined proprietary serum-free, virus-free, genetic-elements-free, and integration-free conditions. Motor neurons have synapses that transmit via cholinergic transmitters. These synapses require extremely fast inactivations of its transmitter, acetylcholine (Ach), by utilizing the enzyme, acetylcholinesterase (AchT). AchT hydrolyzes acetylcholine to acetate and choline, as a way of inactivation. Tempo’s iMotorNer™ cells are polarized structures when plated as a monolayer in culture and express biomarkers, acetylcholinesterase (AchT), beta-TUJ (neuron-specific), Isl1 and HB9.


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Details

Motor neurons belong to one of the most specialized neuronal subtypes in the human central and peripheral nervous system. These neurons are primarily responsible for transmitting signals to effector cell types. Their cell bodies are found in the motor cortex, brainstem, or spinal cord. Their axons (fibers) project to effector cell types or tissue types, such as muscles and glands. Degeneration or dysfunction of motor neurons can lead to several devastating disorders, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gerig's), primary lateral sclerosis, progressive bulbar palsy, and other subtypes of motor neuron diseases.

Tempo’s iMotorNer™ cells are reprogrammed from human iPS-derived multipotent progenitor cells, using integration-free induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines under a fully defined proprietary serum-free, virus-free, genetic-elements-free, and integration-free conditions. Motor neurons have synapses that transmit via cholinergic transmitters. These synapses require extremely fast inactivations of its transmitter, acetylcholine (Ach), by utilizing the enzyme, acetylcholinesterase (AchT). AchT hydrolyzes acetylcholine to acetate and choline, as a way of inactivation. Tempo’s iMotorNer™ cells are polarized structures when plated as a monolayer in culture and express biomarkers, acetylcholinesterase (AchT), beta-TUJ (neuron-specific), Isl-1 and HB9.

Applications:

  • Disease modeling (e.g., ALS/Lou Gerig's, Motor Neuron Disorders)
  • Toxicity testing
  • Phenotypic Screening (e.g., co-culture with muscle tubules)
  • In vitro assays using motor neurons
  • Developmental biomarker and co-culture (with myotube) studies

Academic scientists receive a special rate!

Technology used: an in-house developed proprietary feeder-free, serum-free, viral/genetic-elements-free, integration-free reprogramming method.

Specifications: ~1.02x10^6 cells per 1ml of freezing medium (vial)

Long-term Storage: liquid nitrogen

Growth Properties: adherent

Storage: remove cryovials (dry ice packaging) and place the vial into liquid nitrogen for storage. Alternatively, thaw and use the cells immediately.

QC: Sterility, Safety (BioSafety Level 2), HIV/viruses, bacteria, fungi: negative. Cell viability post-thawing (>90%)

Additional Information

Product Use Tempo-iMotorNer™ are intended for basic scientific research drug discovery, and therapeutics development use only. It is not a product for human testing or diagnostics.