Enriched neuronal cell populations are valuable tools both for basic laboratory investigations and cell therapy applications. Neuronal cells can be harvested from various sources ranging from primary neural tissue of deceased human bodies and aborted fetuses to different stem cell populations such as embryonic stem cells (ESCs), induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), and neural stem cells (NSCs). Supply and ethical issues associated with harvesting neuronal cells from primary neural tissue limits their clinical application, although they might greatly benefit laboratory pre-clinical studies. Pluripotent stem cells such as ESCs and iPSCs are promising sources of cells for neuronal cell therapy because of their abilities to differentiate into various neuronal cell subtypes.
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