alexa Glia-neuron sandwich cocultures: an in vitro approach to evaluate cell-to-cell communication in neuroinflammation and neurotoxicity.


Journal of Alzheimers Disease & Parkinsonism

Author(s): Boraso M, Viviani B

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Abstract Glia-neuron sandwich cocultures are "in vitro" cell systems suitable to evaluate cell-to-cell interactions relaying on the release of soluble factors, such as proinflammatory cytokines. This chapter presents a protocol to obtain a sandwich coculture from primary rat glial cells and hippocampal neurons. Furthermore, it provides details to evaluate the release of tumor necrosis factor-α by a biological assay and neuronal cell survival, as well as examples of practical application in the investigation of neuroinflammation and its impact on neuronal function. This article was published in Methods Mol Biol and referenced in Journal of Alzheimers Disease & Parkinsonism

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