- Species: Human
- Cell Type: Melanocytes
- Tissue: Skin
- Additional Attributes: Primary Cells
- Specific Attributes: Neonatal
- Features:Single donor, cryopreserved as secondary cells
Lifeline® normal Human Epidermal Melanocytes neonatal (HEMn), when grown in Lifeline® DermaLife M, provide an ideal low serum culture model, without PMA or Cholera toxin, for the accurate testing of compounds and for use in the study of cancer or dermal biology.
Lifeline® Neonatal Melanocytes are cryopreserved to ensure the highest viability and plating efficiency.
Our epidermal melanocytes neonatal are quality tested in DermaLife M Medium to ensure optimal reduced-serum growth and morphology over a period of at least 15 population doublings at rates greater than media supplemented with higher serum, PMA or Cholera toxin.
Lifeline® Melanocytes are not exposed to antimicrobials or phenol red when cultured in Lifeline® DermaLife M medium, an advantage since these supplements can cause cell stress and “masking effects” that may negatively impact experimental results. Lifeline® offers these traditional supplements; however they are not needed, or recommended, to achieve optimal cell performance in most research applications.
For an overview of available human primary cells from skin (neonatal & adult) and recommended culture media (click).
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