Retinal cells, rat

The vertebrate retina is a light sensitive tissue lining the inner surface of the eye. Light strikes the retina, creates an image and initiates a cascade of chemical and electrical events that ultimately trigger nerve impulses. These impulses are sent to visual centers of the brain through the fibers of the optic nerve.

Cell Type:
Eye Epith.
Tissue Origin:
Research Area:
Cancer Research/Cell Biology
Cell Characteristics:

Recommended Media

Primary Neuron Growth Medium Kit (PNGM™) was specifically developed for culturing embryonic primary rat and mouse neurons. This serum-free medium allows for long-term maintenance and growth of neuronal cells, and maintains pure populations of neuronal cells without the need of an astrocyte feeder layer.

Transfection Information

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Primary Cells and Media 
Zabka TS, Singh J, Dhawan P, Liederer BM, Oeh J, Kauss MA, Xiao Y, Zak M, Lin T, McCray B, La N, Nguyen T, Beyer J, Farman C, Uppal H, Dragovich PS, O'Brien T, Sampath D, Misner DL 
Toxicol Sci (2015) 144(1): 163-172