Sensory Neurons

Gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of neuronal signaling and tease apart variations due to age, gender, and donor variability with neurons derived from human iPS cells.

  • Quick-Neuron™ Sensory - Human iPSC-derived Neurons give you access to the same cells with every order for more biologically relevant and reproducible studies.
  • Quick-Neuron™ Sensory Kits provide you with a quick and easy way to turn your iPS cells into sensory neurons.

Advantages

  • ~ 1 week differentiation
  • Highly pure population
  • No genetic footprint
  • Differentiation Kits and Differentiated Cells available
  • Multiple donors and disease types available

Characterization

Differentiation kit workflow

Representative images of Quick-Neuron Sensory - mRNA Kit cell cultures on days 1-10 post-differentiation (scale bar = 100 μm).

iPSC-derived cells workflow

Representative images of Quick-Neuron™ Sensory - Human iPSC-derived Neurons on days 1-6 post-thaw (scale bar = 100 μm).

Immunofluorescent staining of Quick-Neuron™ Sensory - mRNA Kit cell cultures shows typical neurite growth and expression of PRPH and BRN3A on day 10 post-differentiation (scale bar = 100 μm). Staining conditions: Peripherin Rabbit polyclonal antibody (VI3079111) and BRN3A(14A6):sc-8429 mouse (B0521), 1:100, 1:2000. Nuclei were counterstained with Hoechst 33342.

Real-time quantitative PCR analysis of expression levels of sensory neuron-associated genes SCN9A, PRPH,  ISL1, and BRN3A were examined. The graph shows comparison of gene expression in Quick-Neuron™ - Sensory mRNA Culture on day 10 with gene expression in Human Dorsal Root Ganglion total RNA (TaKaRa, Catalog Number: 636150). The relative gene expression is normalized to phosphoglycerate kinase 1 (PGK1), and then calculated as a fold induction relative to hiPSCs as a control. Error bars show standard deviation.

Sensory Neuron Differentiation Kits

Our Quick-Neuron™ Sensory - mRNA Kits (small and large sizes available) allow researchers to quickly, easily, and efficiently differentiate their iPS or ES cell line of choice into sensory neurons. The kits utilize synthetic messenger RNA (syn-mRNA) to deliver our proprietary cocktail of transcription factors that induce differentiation without leaving a genetic footprint.

Cat No. Product Name Disease StatusDescription
SS-mRNA Quick-Neuron™ Sensory - mRNA Kit This kit differentiates human pluripotent stem cells into sensory neurons in 10 days using synthetic mRNA.
SS-MM Quick-Neuron™ Sensory - Maintenance Medium Medium for long-term maintenance of human iPS/ESC-derived Sensory neurons.

iPSC-derived Sensory Neurons

Elixirgen Scientific’s Quick-Neuron™ Sensory - Human iPSC-derived Neurons are created using human iPS cells made available through a license from The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM).

The CIRM iPS cell repository includes over 1,500 iPS cell lines, so please contact us if you would like sensory neurons derived from a specific donor cell line. Every lot of iPSCs is differentiated into sensory neurons using our proprietary transcription factor-based technology that is “footprint-free” and delivers functional, high-quality cells.

Cat No. Product Name Disease StatusDescription
SS-mRNA-CW50065 Quick-Neuron™ Sensory - Human iPSC-derived Neuron (F, 74 yr donor) - Healthy Control Healthy Control Cryopreserved human iPSC-derived sensory neurons from healthy control (F, 74)
SS-mRNA-CW70067 Quick-Neuron™ Sensory - Human iPSC-derived Neuron (F, 21 yr donor) - Healthy Control Healthy Control Cryopreserved human iPSC-derived sensory neurons from healthy control (F, 21)
SS-mRNA-CW50023 Quick-Neuron™ Sensory - Human iPSC-derived Neuron (M, 69 yr donor) - Healthy Control Healthy Control Cryopreserved human iPSC-derived sensory neurons from healthy control (M, 69)
SS-mRNA-CW10149 Quick-Neuron™ Sensory - Human iPSC-derived Neuron (M, 38 yr donor) - Healthy Control Healthy Control Cryopreserved human iPSC-derived sensory neurons from healthy control (M, 38)
SS-mRNA-CW20300 Quick-Neuron™ Sensory - Human iPSC-derived Neuron (M, 10 yr donor) - Healthy Control Healthy Control Cryopreserved human iPSC-derived sensory neurons from healthy control (M, 10)
SS-mRNA-CW50025 Quick-Neuron™ Sensory - Human iPSC-derived Neuron (F, 68 yr donor) - Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's Disease Cryopreserved human iPSC-derived sensory neurons from Alzheimer's Disease patient (F, 68)
SS-mRNA-CW50113 Quick-Neuron™ Sensory - Human iPSC-derived Neuron (M, 68 yr donor) - Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's Disease Cryopreserved human iPSC-derived sensory neurons from Alzheimer's Disease patient (M, 68)
SS-mRNA-CW50114 Quick-Neuron™ Sensory - Human iPSC-derived Neuron (F, 72 yr donor) - Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's Disease Cryopreserved human iPSC-derived sensory neurons from Alzheimer's Disease patient (F, 72)
SS-mRNA-CW50115 Quick-Neuron™ Sensory - Human iPSC-derived Neuron (F, 67 yr donor) - Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's Disease Cryopreserved human iPSC-derived sensory neurons from Alzheimer's Disease patient (F, 67)
SS-mRNA-CW50137 Quick-Neuron™ Sensory - Human iPSC-derived Neuron (F, 70 yr donor) - Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's Disease Cryopreserved human iPSC-derived sensory neurons from Alzheimer's Disease patient (F, 70)
SS-mRNA-CW50147 Quick-Neuron™ Sensory - Human iPSC-derived Neuron (M, 71 yr donor) - Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's Disease Cryopreserved human iPSC-derived sensory neurons from Alzheimer's Disease patient (M, 71)
SS-mRNA-CW50104 Quick-Neuron™ Sensory - Human iPSC-derived Neuron (M, 79 yr donor) - Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's Disease Cryopreserved human iPSC-derived sensory neurons from Alzheimer's Disease patient (M, 79)
SS-mRNA-CW50107 Quick-Neuron™ Sensory - Human iPSC-derived Neuron (M, 72 yr donor) - Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's Disease Cryopreserved human iPSC-derived sensory neurons from Alzheimer's Disease patient (M, 72)
SS-mRNA-CW50169 Quick-Neuron™ Sensory - Human iPSC-derived Neuron (F, 68 yr donor) - Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's Disease Cryopreserved human iPSC-derived sensory neurons from Alzheimer's Disease patient (F, 68)
SS-mRNA-CW50170 Quick-Neuron™ Sensory - Human iPSC-derived Neuron (F, 64 yr donor) - Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's Disease Cryopreserved human iPSC-derived sensory neurons from Alzheimer's Disease patient (F, 64)
SS-mRNA-CW50173 Quick-Neuron™ Sensory - Human iPSC-derived Neuron (F, 74 yr donor) - Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's Disease Cryopreserved human iPSC-derived sensory neurons from Alzheimer's Disease patient (F, 74)
SS-mRNA-CW50174 Quick-Neuron™ Sensory - Human iPSC-derived Neuron (F, 76 yr donor) - Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's Disease Cryopreserved human iPSC-derived sensory neurons from Alzheimer's Disease patient (F, 76)
SS-mRNA-CW50175 Quick-Neuron™ Sensory - Human iPSC-derived Neuron (F, 77 yr donor) - Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's Disease Cryopreserved human iPSC-derived sensory neurons from Alzheimer's Disease patient (F, 77)
SS-mRNA-CW50176 Quick-Neuron™ Sensory - Human iPSC-derived Neuron (M, 74 yr donor) - Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's Disease Cryopreserved human iPSC-derived sensory neurons from Alzheimer's Disease patient (M, 74)
SS-mRNA-CW50177 Quick-Neuron™ Sensory - Human iPSC-derived Neuron (F, 85 yr donor) - Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's Disease Cryopreserved human iPSC-derived sensory neurons from Alzheimer's Disease patient (F, 85)
SS-mRNA-CW60130 Quick-Neuron™ Sensory - Human iPSC-derived Neuron (F, 6 yr donor) - Epilepsy Epilepsy Cryopreserved human iPSC-derived sensory neurons from Epilepsy patient (F, 6)
SS-mRNA-CW60231 Quick-Neuron™ Sensory - Human iPSC-derived Neuron (M, 6 yr donor) - Epilepsy Epilepsy Cryopreserved human iPSC-derived sensory neurons from Epilepsy patient (M, 6)
SS-mRNA-CW60236 Quick-Neuron™ Sensory - Human iPSC-derived Neuron (F, 11 yr donor) - Epilepsy Epilepsy Cryopreserved human iPSC-derived sensory neurons from Epilepsy patient (F, 11)
SS-mRNA-CW20026 Quick-Neuron™ Sensory - Human iPSC-derived Neuron (M, 10 yr donor) - Autism Spectrum Disorder Autism Spectrum Disorder Cryopreserved human iPSC-derived sensory neurons from Autism Spectrum Disorder patient (M, 10)
SS-mRNA-CW20090 Quick-Neuron™ Sensory - Human iPSC-derived Neuron (F, 18 yr donor) - Autism Spectrum Disorder Autism Spectrum Disorder Cryopreserved human iPSC-derived sensory neurons from Autism Spectrum Disorder patient (F, 18)
SS-mRNA-CW10130 Quick-Neuron™ Sensory - Human iPSC-derived Neuron (M, 36 yr donor) - Fatty Liver Disease Fatty Liver Disease Cryopreserved human iPSC-derived sensory neurons from Fatty Liver Disease patient (M, 36)

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a license to use Elixirgen’s iPSC-derived cells and/or differentiation reagent kits?

No. The use of differentiated cells or kits provided by Elixirgen Scientific does not require any additional license from other parties for any type of use, except for use in humans or for therapeutic or diagnostic use. Check out our license statement in Resource section for further detail.

What sizes of Quick-Neuron™ Excitatory - Human iPSC-derived Neurons are available?

Off the shelf, we offer small (>1 million viable cryopreserved cells) and large (5x >1 million viable cryopreserved cells) sizes. If you are looking for a larger quantity, please contact us for pricing information.

Should I use an mRNA- or SeV-based differentiation kit?

Both delivery methods provide robust “footprint-free,” non-integrating expression of the transcription factors, although each kit uses a slightly different workflow. Based on our data, the differentiation efficiency between an mRNA-based and a SeV-based kit is similar. For example, the percentages of TUBB3+ neurons differentiated using Quick-Neuron™ Cholinergic mRNA- and SeV-based kits were 93% and 88%, respectively.

We recommend the mRNA-based neuron differentiation kits for labs with experience culturing iPSCs/ESCs, as the workflow involves slightly more manipulation of fragile differentiating cells than the SeV-based kits. The SeV-based kits are better for labs with little experience culturing iPSCs/ESCs, although they must be used with BSL-2 safety measures and may require prior approval from your Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).

What sizes of Quick-Neuron™ differentiation kits are available?

Off the shelf, we offer small and large iPSC neuronal differentiation kits. The small size is best suited for single cell, imaging analyses, and pilot studies while the large size is best for applications such as high throughput screening and RNA sequencing.