Visit Booth #837 at Neuroscience 2012

    R&D Systems is excited to be part of the Society for Neuroscience 42nd Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA (October 13-17th). The conference provides a unique opportunity for our representatives and scientists to interact with researchers in the field. Your feedback is very important to us, and we look forward to talking with you in New Orleans.

    Complimentary Seminar Notebook!

    Visit booth #837 to receive a free Neuroscience 2012 seminar notebook designed specifically to organize your notes at oral presentations and poster sessions. Get yours while supplies last!

    Research Poster Presentations

    Our scientists will present their research at the meeting and welcome discussion on all neuroscience-related subjects.


    Enzyme-linked Immunospot (ELISpot) Assay is a Novel Tool to Study Secretion of Cytokines from Astrocytes and Microglia In Vitro

    Kalyuzhny, A.E., Hagen, J., Grahek, M., Ptak, A., Houchins, J.P., & Livingston, C.

    Cytokines produced and secreted by microglia and astrocytes are implicated in various neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and Huntington's disease. Enzyme-linked Immunospot (ELISpot) kits are highly sensitive, microplate-based assays for the detection of cytokine secreting cells. In this poster the authors present quantification of TNF-alpha, IL-1 beta, and IL-6 secretion from rat microglial cells and astrocytes.

    Monday PM, October 15th

    Presentation Number: 442.09
    Presentation Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Poster Board Number: E49


    Neural Differentiation of Pluripotent Stem Cells

    Johnson, W., Hickey, G.E., Aho, J., & Reagan, K.

    The authors describe methods to induce the differentiation of human neural progenitor cells (NPCs) from pluripotent stem cells using growth factors and small molecules. NPCs were subsequently characterized by immunocytochemistry and flow cytometry using antibodies to detect progenitor cell markers.

    Tuesday PM, October 16th

    Presentation Number: 633.09
    Presentation Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Poster Board Number: A29