Advanced cell techniques to study developmental neurobiology and toxicology

Thomas Hartung, Helena T. Hogberg, Marcel Leist, David Pamies, Lena Smirnova

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The developing nervous system is difficult to model in vitro. The complexity of the nervous system, the multitude of cells and the duration of this process represent tremendous challenges. However, in order to understand the various aspects of these processes and possible perturbations in disease or due to toxic or traumatic insults, it is necessary to make such cell models available. With the advent of stem cells, this field has given a boost to the development of organo-typic models, which promise to represent neural development and the possible targets of disruption. 188Using patient-derived stem cells, the relevant genetic backgrounds can be studied and even combined with stressors, which might aggravate the manifestation of developmental disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNeural Cell Biology
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9781498726016
ISBN (Print)9781498726009
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Neuroscience


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