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Fig. 3 | Stem Cell Research & Therapy

Fig. 3

From: Highly efficient methods to obtain homogeneous dorsal neural progenitor cells from human and mouse embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells

Fig. 3

Generation of Pax6-positive neural progenitor cells (NPCs) from mouse ESCs. a Timeline for deriving NPCs from mouse ESCs with representative images of differentiation at different stages. b Immunofluorescence staining of passage 5 WT4 NPCs with NPC markers Nestin, PAX6, and SOX1, ventral forebrain marker DLX2, and dorsal forebrain marker FOXG1. c Quantification of percentage of Nestin, PAX6, and SOX1-positive cells. Total number of cells quantified by DAPI nuclear staining using ImageJ (n = 6 independent experiments). d Gene expression analysis by qRT-PCR for pluripotency (OCT4, SOX2), mesodermal (Brachyury), endodermal (GATA4), and neural progenitor (Nestin, PAX6, SOX1, and BTG2) markers. Nuclei stained with DAPI. Scale bar 100 μm. EB embryoid body, mESC mouse embryonic stem cell, PAX6 paired box protein 6, SOX SRY (sex determining region Y) box, DAPI 4,6′-diamino-2-phenylindole

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