Product overview

Name aCSF (Sterile Filtered)
Description Artificial cerebrospinal fluid (aCSF)
Biological description

Overview

Artificial cerebrospinal fluid (aCSF) is prepared from analytical grade reagents and high purity water. It is microfiltered and sterile.

Uses & applications

It closely matches the electrolyte concentrations of CSF and is frequently used when sampling from brain interstitial fluid. It is regularly used in patch-clamp electrophysiology.

Final Ion Concentrations (in mM): Na 150; K 3.0; Ca 1.4; Mg 0.8; P 1.0; Cl

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Solubility & Handling

Storage instructions Room temperature
Important This product is for RESEARCH USE ONLY and is not intended for therapeutic or diagnostic use. Not for human or veterinary use

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References for aCSF (Sterile Filtered)

References are publications that support the biological activity of the product
  • Modification of hippocampal excitability in brain slices pretreated with a low nanomolar concentration of Zn2+

    Takeda A et al (2015) J Neurosci Res 93(11) : 1641-7
  • Patch-clamp studies in the CNS illustrate a simple new method for obtaining viable neurons in rat brain slices: glycerol replacement of NaCl protects CNS neurons

    Ye JH et al (2006) J Neurosci Methods 158(2) : 251-9