Midbrain-like Organoids from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells Contain Functional Dopaminergic and Neuromelanin-Producing Neurons

Bhaskar Chanda Stem Cell Jo et al. report a method for generating human midbrain-like organoids (hMLOs) from hPSCs in 3D culture. The hMLOs contain distinct layers of neuronal cells expressing human midbrain markers, such as neuromelanin, are electrically active, form functional synapses, and produce dopamine, suggesting that they may be useful for studying human midbrain.

from Cell Stem Cell http://ift.tt/2aB471i
via Bhaskar Chanda UHN

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