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Rat Pituitary Cells

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The pituitary is a small, pea-sized gland located at the base of the brain. It is responsible for controlling and coordinating: 1) growth and development; 2) the function of various body organs; and 3) the function of other glandular organs. The study of pituitary gland development provides a remarkable example of cell specification. There are six major cell types of the anterior (endocrine) pituitary, and eight hormones: growth hormone, prolactin, thyrotrophin stimulating hormone, adrenocorticotrophic hormone, leutinizing hormone, follicle stimulating hormone, melanocyte stimulating hormone, and endorphin are produced by different pituitary cells, which are located in specific regions of the pituitary gland. Many pituitary cell types have been shown to express natriuretic peptide receptors and to respond to natriuretic peptides, to stimulate cGMP accumulation.

RPC are isolated from neonate day 8 rats and cryopreserved in primary culture with further purification and expansion. Each vial contains >5 x 10^5 cells in 1 ml volume. RPC are negative for mycoplasma, bacteria, yeast and fungi. RPC are guaranteed to further culture in the conditions provided by Creative Bioarray.
Recommended Medium
It is recommended to use Neuronal Medium for the culturing of RPC in vitro.
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ship in dry ice; store in liquid nitrogen
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