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nCounter® Neuroinflammation Panel

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Neuroinflammation research today requires a broad view of all the underlying aspects of neurological disorders and injury, including an assessment of neurotransmission, neuron-glia interactions, neuroplasticity, cell integrity, neuroinflammation, and metabolism. The nCounter Neuroinflammation Panels support and simplify your neuroinflammation research needs by providing a complete view of the complex interplay between the immune system and the Central Nervous System (CNS). These panels deliver a comprehensive evaluation of the pathways, processes, and cell types that are involved in neuroinflammation. Product highlights include:

  • Gene expression profiling of neuroimmune interactions 
  • The study of drug treatment response and signature generation 
  • Biomarker characterization
  • Research of neurodegenerative disease, traumatic brain injury, psychiatric disorders, neuropathic pain, CNS infection, and others 
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How It Works

The Neuroinflammation Panels are based on the nCounter barcoding technology that allows for direct quantification of hundreds of transcripts with an automated platform that requires minimal hands-on time. Complete your projects in record time by spending less time on sample prep and more time getting insights from data that can be analyzed in minutes with the nSolver™ Analysis Software or ROSALIND. These panels include 770 genes for human and mouse studies on inflammation of the CNS.

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Comprehensively assess 23 neuroinflammation pathways and processes

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Measure the relative abundance of 5 CNS cell types and 14 peripheral immune cell types with the unique cell profiling feature

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Customizable with Panel Plus option – add up to 55 genes of your choice

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Use only 15 minutes hands-on time to set up the streamlined, user-friendly, and efficient nCounter workflow

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Product Information

CNS and Peripheral Immune Cell Profiling
Immunity and Inflammation
Neurobiology and Neuropathology
Metabolism and Stress
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CNS and Peripheral Immune Cell Profiling

Genes included in the Neuroinflammation Panels provide unique cell profiling data for measuring the relative abundance of 5 CNS and 14 peripheral immune cell types in a single sample1. The table below summarizes each cell type represented by gene content in the panel qualified through biostatistical approaches and selected literature in the field of neuroinflammation research.

1Danaher P. et al. Gene expression markers of Tumor Infiltrating Leukocytes JITC 2017

Immunity and Inflammation

Functional annotations for 23 pathways and processes were assigned across the genes in the Neuroinflammation Panels. The 23 pathways and processes represent three core themes of neuroinflammation: immunity and inflammation, neurobiology and neuropathology, and metabolism and stress.

The role of innate immunity in many neurological disorders is now widely accepted in the research world although the relative contributions of these processes to the progression and/or amelioration of these diseases is incompletely understood. Several key processes and pathways are assessed in this panel to provide a comprehensive view of the immune and inflammatory response in the nervous system.

Neurobiology and Neuropathology

Neuropathology research today requires a broad view of all the underlying aspects of neurological disorders and injury, including an assessment of neurotransmission, neuron-glia interactions, neuroplasticity, cell integrity, neuroinflammation, and metabolism. There are 13 pathways and processes included in this panel to evaluate the impact of neuroinflammation and immune actions in the nervous system on neuropathology.

Metabolism and Stress

Metabolic dysfunction and stress have been shown to influence brain activity and disrupt CNS homeostasis and cognitive function by adopting neurotoxic functions. The genes selected for this panel are designed to assess important aspects of metabolism and stress that are known to impact neuroinflammation.

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Product Bulletin nCounter Neuroinflammation Panel – Product Bulletin
Whitepaper Neuro Pub Review – Whitepaper
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