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Comparison of the proliferative activity of neuroblasts from chick embryo cerebral hemispheres of different ages in culture.
Dissociated cerebral hemisphere cells from 4- to 7-day-old chick embryos were cultured either on a collagen or a polylysine substrate in a serum-containing medium. Neurons were characterized by the demonstration of acetylcholinesterase, the presence of D2/N-CAM glycoprotein and neurofilament proteins. The proliferation of neuronal precursor cells was shown by morphological observations, autoradiographic analysis and measurements of [3H]-thymidine incorporation. Neuronal precursors derived from the 6-day-old embryos showed the highest proliferative activity. Neuroblast proliferation was found to be dependent on the culture substrates (i.e. polylysine or collagen), which yielded either isolated cells or cell aggregates, and the latter favored the mitogenic effect.
Acetylcholinesterase, Animals, Antigens, Surface, Cell Adhesion Molecules, Cell Division, Cerebral Cortex, Chick Embryo, Intermediate Filament Proteins, Neurofilament Proteins, Neurons, Thymidine, Time Factors
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