Primary human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) are isolated from the vein of the umbilical cord and are commonly used for physiological and pharmacological investigations, such as macromolecule transport, blood coagulation, angiogenesis, and fibrinolysis.
PromoCell offers HUVEC isolated in standard Endothelial Cell Growth Medium and also in Endothelial Cell Growth Medium 2. The cells are supplied either from single donors or from pooled donors (from up to four different umbilical cords). Human Umbilical Artery Endothelial Cells (HUAEC) from the same donor are available on request. In addition, HUVEC are available which are pre-screened for VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) response. VEGF is an important signaling protein involved in both vasculogenesis and angiogenesis. In vitro, VEGF has been shown to stimulate endothelial cell mitogenesis, cell migration, sprouting, and microvascular permeability.