Normal Human Corneal Epithelial Cells
MatTek’s Normal Human Corneal Epithelial Cells (NHCE) and growth media (NHCE-GM) provide an ideal serum-free culture system to study cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions, gene regulation, cell differentiation, tissue development, wound healing, and toxic effects to the corneal epithelium.
NHCE cells are isolated from the progenitor-rich limbal region of whole corneas. MatTek’s NHCE cells are characterized by their cobblestone morphology and positive expression of cytokeratin 3/12, cytokeratin 15 and aldehyde dehydrogenase 3A1.
Donor-matched corneal keratocytes (NHCK) are available upon request.
Download the Human Corneal Epithelial Cells Data Sheet
All cells are negative for mycoplasma, bacteria, yeast, and fungi. HIV-1, hepatitis B and hepatitis C are not detected by PCR for all donors and cell lots. This product is for research use only. Not for use in animals, humans or diagnostic purposes.
MatTek’s cryopreserved cells are shipped on dry ice. Cells are shipped every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.