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Differentiated HepaRG Cells Cryopreserved

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(Liver tumor of female patient diagnosed with hepatocarcinoma and hepatitis C)

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General description

HepaRG is a human hepatoma cell line originally derived from a female patient diagnosed with hepatocarcinoma and hepatitis C. The cells possess a pseudodiploid karyotype and have been characterized as an oval ductular bipotent hepatic cell line that has the ability to differentiate into both biliary and hepatocyte lineages in the presence of DMSO. HepaRG cells are useful as an alternative to human primary cells as they retain the major functional activities of these cells. HepaRG cells express functional levels of the major xenobiotic sensors (PXR, CAR and AhR), drug transporters, phase I and II drug metabolizing enzymes as well as key hepatic transcription factors involved in stress response pathways. HepaRG cells are fully differentiated and ready to use upon receipt.


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Features and Benefits

HepaRG cells are useful for many in vitro ADME applications, including drug metabolism,reactive metabolite formation, clearance, CYP inhibition and induction assays. They are also suitable for a variety of in vitro toxicity assays, including general hepatotoxicity, cholestasis,and viral infection. HepaRG cells have recently been grown in bioreactors, used for the generation of hepatic spheroids and been implanted into animals to produce humanized livers. The potential range of applications for HepaRG cells continues to expand at a rapid pace.

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Use of this product is subject to one or more license agreements.

HepaRG cells are patented and their use is strictly limited; consider the cells as a single use, disposable product that must be destroyed upon conclusion of a study or experiment. Propagating, reproducing, cloning, subcloning or any other use of the cells following the conclusion of a study is prohibited. Use of the cells to produce or manufacture commercial products for general sale or for use in the manufacture of products intended for general sale is prohibited. Transfer of the cells to anyone not employed within the same organization, whether for financial benefit or not, is prohibited. If you are unwilling to accept the terms of this LIMITED USE LICENSE, do not ORDER or use them, and immediately return the cells for credit. Violators of this Limited Use License will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
HepaRG is a trademark of BioPredic International company


RESEARCH USE ONLY. This product is regulated in France when intended to be used for scientific purposes, including for import and export activities (Article L 1211-1 paragraph 2 of the Public Health Code). The purchaser (i.e. enduser) is required to obtain an import authorization from the France Ministry of Research referred in the Article L1245-5-1 II. of Public Health Code. By ordering this product, you are confirming that you have obtained the proper import authorization.


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Hazard Classifications

Repr. 1A

Storage Class

6.1C - Combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic compounds or compounds which causing chronic effects




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