Assay for Assessing Mitochondrial Function in iPSC-Derived Neural Stem Cells and Dopaminergic Neurons

  • Gourav Roy-Choudhury
  • Marcel M. DaadiEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1919)


Rapid and reliable assessment of mitochondrial bioenergetics is a vital tool in drug discovery studies aimed at reversing or improving mitochondrial dysfunction. Induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived neural stem cells (NSCs) carry and replicate the donor disease pathology and can be an ideal cellular model for phenotypic screening of compounds. Herein we describe the use of Seahorse XFe96 analyzer to assess mitochondrial functions in iPSC-derived NSCs for drug screening.

Key words

iPSCs Mitochondrial functions LRRK-2 Parkinson’s disease Drug screening Kinase inhibitors 



The authors thank the members of the Daadi laboratory for their helpful support and suggestions. This work was supported by the Worth Family Fund, the Perry & Ruby Stevens Charitable Foundation, the Robert J., Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation, the NIH primate center base grant (Office of Research Infrastructure Programs/OD P51 OD011133), and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, through Grant UL1 TR001120.

Disclosures: Dr. Marcel M. Daadi is founder of the biotech company NeoNeuron.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Southwest National Primate Research CenterTexas Biomedical Research InstituteSan AntonioUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, Research Imaging Institute, Cell Systems and Anatomy, Long School of MedicineUniversity of Texas Health Science Center at San AntonioSan AntonioUSA

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