Human Prostate Epithelial Cells (HPrEpC)

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Cryopreserved, 0.5 million cells/vial
10HU-109
$629.00

Product Description

The prostate is a major accessory organ of the male mammalian reproductive system, with structural and functional activities under the control of androgens. The prostate is composed of three compartments, which can be identified by the cytokeratin expression profile [1]. The basal cells express predominantly high molecular weight cytokeratins (CK5 and CK14), the luminal secretory cells express predominantly low molecular weight cytokeratins (CK8 and CK18) and the intermediate cells express a combination of basal and luminal cytokeratins [2]. Additionally, there is increasing evidence that basal epithelial cells differentiate into luminal epithelial cells. Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting men and it has a high morbidity and mortality rate. Human primary prostate epithelial cell (HPrEpiC) culture provides unique opportunities to study many important features of the prostate, as well as, chemical and hormonal carcinogenesis.

iXCells Biotechnologies provides high quality HPrEpC, which are isolated from normal human prostate tissue and cryopreserved at P1, with >0.5 million cells in each vial. HPrEpC express cytokeratin-14, -18 and -19. They are negative for HIV-1, HBV, HCV, mycoplasma, bacteria, yeast, and fungi and can further expand for 12 population doublings in Epithelial Cell Growth Medium (Cat# MD-0041) under the condition suggested by iXCells Biotechnologies. 

Product Details

  Tissue

  Human prostate tissue

  Package Size

  0.5 million cells/vial  

  Passage Number

  P1

  Shipped

  Cryopreserved

  Storage

  Liquid nitrogen

  Growth Properties

  Adherent

  Media

  Epithelial Cell Growth Medium (Cat# MD-0041)

References

[1] van Leenders G, Dijkman H, Hulsbergen-van de Kaa C, Ruiter D, Schalken J: Demonstration of intermediate cells during human prostate epithelial differentiation in situ and in vitro using triple-staining confocal scanning microscopy. Lab Invest 2000, 80:1251-1258.
[2] Sherwood ER, Berg LA, Mitchell NJ, McNeal JE, Kozlowski JM, Lee C: Differential cytokeratin expression in normal, hyperplastic and malignant epithelial cells from human prostate. J Urol 1990, 143:167-171.

[1] van Leenders G, Dijkman H, Hulsbergen-van de Kaa C, Ruiter D, Schalken J: Demonstration of intermediate cells during human prostate epithelial differentiation in situ and in vitro using triple-staining confocal scanning microscopy. Lab Invest 2000, 80:1251-1258.
[2] Sherwood ER, Berg LA, Mitchell NJ, McNeal JE, Kozlowski JM, Lee C: Differential cytokeratin expression in normal, hyperplastic and malignant epithelial cells from human prostate. J Urol 1990, 143:167-171.

Biological
Cell System Endocrine Cell System
Cell System Male Reproductive Cell System
Cell Type Epithelial Cells
Species Human (Normal)