Category Archives: Primary Cells

Human Hepatic Sinusoidal Endothelial Cells (HHSEC)

The Many Faces of Hepatic Sinusoidal Endothelial Cells

Hepatic sinusoidal endothelial cells (HSEC) are fascinating cells that are uniquely adapted to their location in the liver. HSEC are found lining micro-vessels in the liver and are extremely specialized… Read more »


Airway Epithelial Cells: Coronaviruses’ Gateway to Infection

Epithelial cells are the most numerous cells in the lungs and contribute to innate and adaptive immunity. Airway epithelial cells are located in the lower respiratory tract which includes the… Read more »

ScienCell's Human Astrocytes (HA) - Immunostaining for GFAP, 200x.

Not All Primary Cells are Created Equal

Primary cells, which are isolated directly from tissue, show normal cell morphology and maintain many of the important markers and functions seen in vivo. Primary cells, though, have a finite lifespan and limited expansion capacity, so it is critical to use primary cells at low passage for your research.