Human Fetal Brain Cultures: A Model to Study Neural Proliferation, Differentiation and Immunocompetence

  • Silvia Torelli
  • Valeria Sogos
  • Maria Grazia Ennas
  • Costantino Marcello
  • Domenico Cocchia
  • Fulvia Gremo
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 296)


In vitro cultures provide a very useful tool to investigate problems related to the development of the Central Nervous System (CNS). Since the beginning of this century (Harrison 1907, Levi 1929) the properties of neuronal and glial cells have often been studied both in expiants and dissociated cultures. However, most of these studies utilize avian or non-human mammalian sources hence the results obtained do not necessarily apply to the human species.


Spinal Cord Neuron Human Central Nervous System Human Spinal Cord Brain Culture Human Brain Cell 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Silvia Torelli
    • 1
  • Valeria Sogos
    • 1
  • Maria Grazia Ennas
    • 1
  • Costantino Marcello
    • 2
  • Domenico Cocchia
    • 3
  • Fulvia Gremo
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Cytomorphol.Italy
  2. 2.Inst. Obst. & Gynecol.CagliariItaly
  3. 3.Inst. Anat. 2nd Med. SchoolRomeItaly

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