Human Epidermal Keratinocyte-neonatal (HEK-n)
A keratinocyte is the predominant cell type in the epidermis, constituting 90% of the cells found there . The primary function of keratinocytes is the formation of a barrier against environmental damage by pathogenic bacteria, fungi, parasites, viruses, heat, UV radiation and water loss. Keratinocytes are also able to produce a variety of cytokines, growth factors, interleukins and complement factors. Therefore keratinocytes are important for wound healing, inflammation, and immune response.
iXCells Biotechnologies offers human keratinocytes from neonatal foreskins. These are negative for HIV-1, HBV, HCV, mycoplasma, bacteria, yeast, and fungi.