Rat Dorsal Root Ganglion Neurons
Rat Dorsal Root Ganglion Neurons (DRGs) provided by Innoprot are suspensions of high quality sensory neurons prepared by standardized methods, and are ready for immediate cultures. DRGs are harvested after purification and delivered frozen. DRGs is guaranteed to further culture in the conditions provided by Innoprot. A ganglion is a group of nerve cells forming a nerve center, especially one located outside the brain or spinal cord. Dorsal root ganglion is a group of sensory nerve cell bodies. They pass sensory information to neurons in the spinal cord so it can be analyzed by the brain. In anatomy and neurology, the dorsal root ganglion (or spinal ganglion) is a nodule on a dorsal root that contains cell bodies of neurons in afferent spinal nerves. Dorsal root ganglion cells are pseudounipolar cells. Pseudounipolar cells have 2 axons rather than an axon and dendrite. One axon extends centrally toward the spinal cord; the other axon extends toward the skin or muscle.. Cultured adult rat dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons can be used to study depolarization-induced Ca2+ mobilization and the effects of intracellular Ca2+ depletion on neurite outgrowth. DRGs are very useful in neurotoxicity assessment & other drug screening studies.