Human Pericytes from Placenta (hPC-PL)

Human Pericytes isolated from human placenta tissue.

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Pericytes are multipotent mesenchymal-like cells found in association with small blood vessel walls. They are important for angiogenesis, the structural integrity of the microvasculature, and blood flow regulation. However, they can also develop into malignant tumors called hemangiopericytomas.

To date, pericytes have demonstrated the ability to differentiate into adipocytes, osteoblasts, fibroblasts, smooth muscle cells, and phagocytes (macrophages).

NEW: Our hPC-PL are now also available from HLA-typed donors.

Available formats:

  • Cryopreserved: Cryogenic vial containing 500.000 viable cells.
  • Proliferating: >500.000 viable cells shipped in growth medium (T25 flask).
  • Cell pellet: 1 million cells dissolved in 200µl RNAlater© for subsequent RNA, DNA or protein analysis. Cell pellets cannot be revived.
Recommended plating density 3,000 – 4,000 cells per cm2
Passage After Thawing P2
Tested Markers CD31 negative, CD 34 negative, CD105 positive, CD146 positive
Figure 1. Human Pericytes from Placenta Cell Culture in phase contrast
Figure 1. Human Pericytes from Placenta Cell Culture in phase contrast
Figure 2. Flow cytometic analysis of PromoCell Pericytes. >98% of the cells are CD146+.
Figure 2. Flow cytometic analysis of PromoCell Pericytes. >98% of the cells are CD146+.

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