Neurons, also known as nerve cells, connecting to each other to form networks, are the core components of the nervous system. They are potent tools in studying function of the neural system. Cyagen OriCell Fischer 344 (F344) Fetal Rat Hippocampus Neurons are derived from the cortex of qualified F344 rat embryos (18.5 dpc) and cultured as monolayer before cryopreservation. These cells express specific clusters of differentiation proteins for neurons. They are tested negative for bacteria, fungi and mycoplasma.