Human Renal Epithelial Cells (HREpC)

Primary Human Renal Epithelial Cells isolated from the adult kidney.

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Primary Human Renal Epithelial Cells (HREpC) are isolated from the adult kidney and stain positive for cytokeratin.

Kidneys have a very complex structure and contain diverse epithelia such as those in the convoluted tubules, the cortical collecting ducts, the calyxes, and the renal pelvis. The epithelial cells present in the distinct ducts and tubules differ in their morphology and physio-logical function. Consequently, HREpC are comprised of a heterogeneous population of epithelial cells. Important physiological processes like osmoregulation and excretion can be studied with HREpC in vitro.

NEW: Our HREpC 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 10,000 – 15,000 cells per cm2
Passage After Thawing P2
Tested Markers cytokeratin positive
Guaranteed Population Doubling > 15
Figure 1. Human Renal Epithelial Cell Culture in phase contrast
Figure 1. Human Renal Epithelial Cell Culture in phase contrast
Figure 2. Schematic structure of a kidney.
Figure 2. Schematic structure of a kidney.

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