- Species: Human
- Cell Type: Smooth Muscle Cells
- Tissue: Lung / Airway
- Additional Attributes: Primary Cells
- Features:Single donor, from human lobes of the lungs, cryopreserved as secondary cells
Lifeline® normal Human Lung Smooth Muscle Cells, when grown in VascuLife® SMC Medium, provide an ideal culture model for the study of angiogenesis, atherosclerosis, diabetes or vascular/pulmonary biology.
Lifeline® Lung Smooth Muscle Cells are cryopreserved as primary cells to ensure the highest viability, purity and plating efficiency.
The cells have been isolated from human lung, plated and expanded in culture vessels twice before being harvested for cryopreservation.
Lung smooth muscle cells immunostained for smooth muscle a-actin (red), nuclei stained with Hoechst (blue)
Our Human Lung Smooth Muscle Cells are quality tested in VascuLife® SMC Medium and demonstrate optimal low serum growth over a period of at least 15 population doublings at rates equal to or greater than other serum-supplemented media.
Lung smooth muscle cells can be grown without phenol red or antimicrobials when cultured in VascuLife® SMC Medium.
Lifeline® human smooth muscle cells are not exposed to antimicrobials or phenol red when cultured in VascuLife® SMC 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.
500,000 cells per vial
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