In vitro differentiation of pluripotent stem cells towards either forebrain GABAergic or midbrain dopaminergic neurons

Brigham J Hartley, Bradley Watmuff, Cameron P J Hunt, John M Haynes, Colin W Pouton

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There is considerable interest in the derivation of neuronal cells from pluripotent stem cells (PSCs). Cells produced in this way have potential uses in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, drug discovery studies, or for basic research in neuroscience. Here, we describe protocols for the directed differentiation of forebrain GABAergic and midbrain dopaminergic neurons, using murine and human PSCs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNeural Stem Cell Assays
EditorsNavjot Kaur, Mohan C Vemuri
Place of PublicationHoboken NJ USA
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781118308295
ISBN (Print)9781118308257
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2015


  • Directed differentiation
  • Dopaminergic neurons
  • GABAergic neurons
  • Human pluripotent stem cells
  • Mouse pluripotent stem cells
  • Neural differentiation

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