PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHIES

  • Peripheral neuropathy is the result of damages of the peripheral nervous system. These disorders can be caused either by a trauma or diseases as for example diabetes.
    NEUROFIT proposes animal and cellular models usefu for the evaluation of the neuroprotective activity of your coumpounds.


    Cellular model: Basal Condition

    Damage sensory neurons are involved in various symptoms of peripheral neuropathy such as pain, numbness, tingling, burning, …
    Neurofit developed 3 different types of primary culture to assess the neurotrophic, neuroprotective or neurotoxic properties of compounds.

  • Sensory neurons and Schwann cells co-culture from rat embryos

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    mimics the in vivo nerve
    axon/neuron-glia interaction
    allows to study the involvement of Schwann cells on the survival of sensory neurons
  • Purified sensory neurons culture from rat embryos

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    focused approach
    to study direct neurons responses to stimuli
  • Culture of neurons from adult rat dorsal root ganglia

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    neurite outgrowth without stimulation (NGF)
    allow the use of naïve or pathological rodents
    reflect the broad diversity of mature neuronal population: mimic the in vivo characteristic


  • Neurotrophic
    Neuroprotectant
    or neurotoxic


  • Neuronal activity or survival (phosphatase acid activity)
    Neuronal death (LDH release)
    Measure of neurite network



    • Phosphatase acid
      NGF increases the basal activity of embryonic sensory neurons and Schwann cells coculture in a dose dependant manner.

    • Neurite network
      NGF increases the neuritogenesis of sensory neurons.

    • Phosphatase acid
      Cisplatin (0.5 µg/mL), Taxol (7.5 ng/mL) and Vincristine (1 ng/mL) induces cell death in embryonic sensory neurons and Schwann cells co-culture.

    • extracellular LDH
      Cisplatin (0.5 µg/mL), Taxol (7.5 ng/mL) and Vincristine (1 ng/mL) induces cell death in embryonic sensory neurons and Schwann cells co-culture.

    • Neurite network
      Taxol (7.5 ng/mL) and Vincristine (1 ng/mL) induce a destruction of neurite network.



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  • Phosphatase acid
    NGF increases the basal activity of embryonic sensory neurons.

  • Phosphatase acid
    Cisplatin(2 µg/mL), Taxol (0.5 µg/mL) and Vincristine (5 ng/mL) induces cell death in embryonic sensory neurons.

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