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Latest Research on The Excretory System: Cleaning up the Waste

Renal Epithelial Cells

The excretory system starts at the kidneys, a pair of organs that detoxify and remove waste from the blood. This waste, in the form of urine, is transported through the ureters to the bladder, where urine is stored…

Corneal Epithelial Cells in Ocular Hypertension Study

Corneal Epithelial Cells

The Eye: Window to the Brain The eyes are composed of many parts that together, sense and interpret light, enabling the formation of images via the brain. The front of the eye is called the cornea, and it…

Lifeline® Cells: Better Normal Controls for Therapeutic Development

Lifeline Cells and Media

Identifying the best cells to use as controls is critical. In particular, finding a “normal”, non-cancer control cell to test anti-cancer therapies is a challenge our customers often face. Lifeline® has the tools to help – read on…

Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells: Regulators of Blood Vessel Function

Smooth Muscle Cells

Smooth muscle cells (SMCs) are present in most contractile organs, including the bladder, gastrointestinal tract, and blood vessels. Smooth muscle cells in blood vessels are termed vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs), and are responsible for maintaining blood pressure…

Introducing Lifeline® Cardiac Microvascular Endothelial Cells and Cardiac Fibroblasts

Cardiac Cells

For over 10 years, Lifeline Cell Technology has produced some of the world’s best normal human endothelial cells and normal human fibroblast cells. Additionally, we have developed low serum, serum-free, or xeno-free media, individually optimized for culturing each…

Endothelial Cells as Blood Vessel Barriers — The Latest Research Studies

Endothelial Cells

Endothelial cells form a monolayer that lines the lumen of blood vessels, provides an essential protective barrier, and regulates vessel and blood pressure homeostasis. Endothelial cells are also involved in forming new blood vessels, a process called angiogenesis.…

Male and Female Reproductive Systems Latest Research Studies

Female Reproductive Cells, Male Reproductive Cells

The male gonads are the testes, which are housed in the scrotum. The testes produce sperm (male gametes) and testosterone (the main male hormone). Following production in the testes, sperm move through the epididymis and into the vas…

Keratinocytes: Barrier to the Outside World

Keratinocytes

The epidermis is the outermost layer of the skin, which covers the entire body and provides an essential barrier against the external environment. The most common epidermal cell type is the keratinocyte. Keratinocytes are born in the basal…

The Airway Epithelium: Guardian Against Respiratory Infection

Lung/Airway Cells

Like many organs, the airway is lined by a single layer of epithelial cells that form the barrier between the external and internal environments. The epithelium is the first line of defense against inhaled pathogens, particularly respiratory viruses…

Fibroblasts: Roles in Homeostasis, Wound Healing, and Cancer

Fibroblasts

Fibroblasts are one of the most common types of stromal cells in the body and are responsible for generating extracellular matrix (ECM) components that support the tissue in which they exist. There is tremendous crosstalk between fibroblasts in…

Review of Research Studies using Lifeline® Cells in 2016

Lifeline Cells and Media

It is the end of the year, so we thought we would take a look back to see how our cells have been used over the past year. Lifeline® provides cells from many organ sites that can be…

Culture Media: the Backbone of Your Cell Culture Experiments

Cell Culture Medium

The quality of cell culture media is critical for maintaining integrity of cells in culture and consistency between experiments. At Lifeline®, we have highly stringent quality control processes to ensure your experiments can be efficiently reproduced. We offer…

Smooth Muscle Cells: Contractile Controllers

Smooth Muscle Cells

  Smooth muscle cells are located in many organs throughout the body, most notably in the vasculature, but also in the bladder, uterus, and gastrointestinal system. They regulate contraction in these organs, and are of particular importance in…

Endothelial Cells: Cardiovascular Multi-Taskers in the Latest Studies

Endothelial Cells

The cardiovascular system is an extensive network that supports blood flow to the tissues of the body. Blood vessels have a specialized lining of endothelial cells that not only regulate vessel homeostasis, but also form a protective barrier…

Latest Studies using Microvascular Endothelial Cells

Microvascular Endothelial Cells

Microvessels are the smallest blood vessels within the vasculature and include capillaries, arterioles, and venules. Microvessels play a significant role in cancer, as they can indicate neoangiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels. Induction of angiogenesis is a…

Research on Mesenchymal Stem Cells: Multipotent Progenitors

Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a component of the stroma in multiple tissues, including bone marrow, adipose tissue, the umbilical cord (or Wharton’s Jelly), and others. MSCs are multipotent adult stem cells, meaning they can differentiate into multiple…

Human Keratinocytes: First Line of Defense

Keratinocytes

Keratinocytes are the major cell type of the epidermis (the outermost skin layer) and are also found in the oral mucosa. They form the primary protective barrier between the internal milieu and the external environment. Keratinocytes are so…

Excretory System Epithelial Cells: Bladder and Renal Epithelial Cells

Epithelial Cells

The excretory system processes the body’s waste and excretes waste as urine. The two kidneys filter waste products from the blood, creating urine. The urine is then passed from the kidney to ureters, finally reaching the bladder from…

Epithelial Cells — Guardians of the Internal Environment — and the Latest Cancer Studies

Epithelial Cells

Epithelial cells line multiple organs throughout the body, including the gastrointestinal tract, bladder, uterus, and airway. Epithelial cells are arranged in sheets, each cell closely connected to its neighbors through attachments called tight junctions. Epithelial cells often sit…

Human Fibroblasts: a Multi-Faceted Cell Type

Fibroblasts

Fibroblasts are a type of mesenchymal cell most commonly found in the connective tissue of many organs, including the gastrointestinal tract, skin, bladder, uterus, and others. Fibroblasts produce connective tissue and extracellular matrix, both of which are important…