Neuron Gallery

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Gallery 1 Courtesy of Dr Louise Cole (Core Facilities Manager, Advanced Microscopy Facility) from the University of Sydney and Charean Adams (Chief Operating Officer) of the Bosch Institute:

Inhibitory interneurons

Parvalbum-positive inhibitory interneurons at 40X magnification
Angela O’Connor, Bosch Institute Advanced Microscopy Facility, The University of Sydney

Inhibitory interneurons, stained for the calcium-binding protein Parvalbumin, in the ventrolateral striatum of a 15-day old enriched female mouse. DAPI nuclei stain is also present. Neurons were imaged at 40X using the Leica SPe2 confocal microscope.

 

Inhibitory interneurons

Parvalbum-positive inhibitory interneurons at 40X magnification
Angela O’Connor, Bosch Institute Advanced Microscopy Facility, The University of Sydney

Inhibitory interneurons, stained for the calcium-binding protein Parvalbumin, in the lateral striatum of an adult enriched female mouse. DAPI nuclei stain is also present. Neurons were imaged at 40X using the Leica SPe2 confocal microscope.

 

Mouse cortex neuron

Mouse cortex neuron
Tariq Chohan, Bosch Institute Advanced Microscopy Facility, The University of Sydney

A diolistically stained neuron from the mouse cortex visualised using a confocal microscope. This staining method involves propelling tungsten labelled with carbocyanine dye into brain tissue. This fluorescent dye is lipophilic and diffuses throughout the lipid membrane of the neuron.

 

Neuron stem cell

Cultured neuron stem cell in day 1
Ping Hu, Bosch Institute Advanced Microscopy Facility, The University of Sydney

Cultured neuron stem cell on day 1: Cultured NeuN+ (blue) and B III Tubulin+ (green) cells express IGFBP-3 (red).

 

Neuron stem cell

Cultured neuron stem cell in day 7
Ping Hu, Bosch Institute Advanced Microscopy Facility, The University of Sydney

Cultured neuron stem cell on day 7: Cultured NeuN+ (blue) and B III Tubulin+ (green) cells express IGFBP-3 (red).

 

Gallery 2 courtesy of Dr Sam Nayler and Assoc. Prof.  Ernst Wolvetang from the Stem Cell Engineering Group, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology:

Human stem cell derived neurosphere stained with red glial marker, green neuronal marker and blue nuclear marker.

Human stem cell derived neurosphere stained with red glial marker, green neuronal marker and blue nuclear marker.

Human neuropshere stained with beta 3 tubulin (neuronal marker).

Human neuropshere stained with beta 3 tubulin (neuronal marker).

Neuropshere sprouting green nerve cells.

Neuropshere sprouting green nerve cells.

Astrocytes derived from human stem cells stained with GFAP.

Astrocytes derived from human stem cells stained with GFAP.

Early human stem cell derived neurosphere showing patterning to various neuronal cell types.

Early human stem cell derived neurosphere showing patterning to various neuronal cell types.

Beta3 tubulin positive neurons from Down syndrome induced pluripotent stem cells.

Beta3 tubulin positive neurons from Down syndrome induced pluripotent stem cells.