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Human Cardiac Microvascular Endothelial Cells (HCMEC)

Primary Human Cardiac Microvascular Endothelial Cells (HCMEC) are isolated from heart ventricles from a single donor. The cells are routinely analyzed by immunofluorescent staining: they stain positive for CD31 and Willebrand factor and negative for smooth muscle alpha-actin.

HCMEC intensively interact with cardiomyocytes and therefore have a characteristic phenotype different from other microvascular endothelial cells. HCMEC play an important role in the physiological regulation of coronary blood flow and capillary exchange. Medical conditions such as hypertrophy, ischemia, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus are associated with endothelial dysfunction.

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Human Cardiac Microvascular Endothelial Cells (HCMEC) 500,000 cryopreserved cells C-12285 click to select country
Human Cardiac Microvascular Endothelial Cells (HCMEC) 500,000 proliferating cells C-12286 click to select country
HCMEC Pellet 1x106 cells in RNAlater C-14029 click to select country