Home > Products > Primary Cells > Human Primary Cells > Endocrine System Primary Cells >

Human Mammary Epithelial Cells, Adult

Product Name

Human Mammary Epithelial Cells, Adult

Price Get Quote
Product Code







1 vial

Biosafety Level


Shipping Info

Dry Ice


Liquid Nitrogen


Human mammary epithelial cells (HMECs) sit within duct and lobes of breast and play an important role in maintaining breast function and facilitate milk production during lactation. Mammary epithelium consists of an inner luminal epithelial cell layer and an outer myoepithelial cell layer adjacent to basement membrane. The luminal lineage can be divided into ductal and alveolar cells while the contractile myoepithelial cells are smooth muscle-like cells found at the basal surface of epithelium. Female breast epithelial cells undergo reorganization during puberty, pregnancy, lactation, and menopause in response to various hormones and cytokine signals, making it susceptible to development of breast cancer.
Why Choose Human Mammary Epithelial Cells, Adult from AcceGen
AcceGen Human mammary epithelial cells are isolated from adult female breast tissue. Cells are cryopreserved at passage 5 and delivered on dry ice. Each vial contains at least 5×10^5 cells in 1 ml volume. Human mammary epithelial cells are negative for mycoplasma, bacteria, yeast, and fungi. HIV-1, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C are not detected for all donors and/or cell lots Cells are characterized with positive luminal and myoepithelial markers such as cytokeratin 18 and E-cadherin. Mammary epithelial cells are guaranteed to further expand for 15 population doublings with stable activity following AcceGen recommended protocol and culture media.

Immortalized Human Mammary Epithelial Cell Line – hTert and Immortalized Human Mammary Epithelial Cell Line – SV40 are also available in AcceGen.



Source Organ


Quality Control

All cells test negative for mycoplasma, bacteria, yeast, and fungi.

Recommended Medium And Supplement
Citation Guide

When you publish your research, please cite our product as “AcceGen Biotech Cat.# XXX-0000”. In return, we’ll give you a $100 coupon. Simply click here and submit your paper’s PubMed ID (PMID).


For research use only
Epithelial mammary gland cells provide a reliable model for in vitro study of hormone action, mammary epithelial hierarchy, stem cell biology and breast carcinogenesis. They can also be used to test drug cytotoxicity, establish 3D culture and develop new drug therapy.

Key Features

-Backed by AcceGen advanced technology
-Cryopreserved for highest viability and plating efficiency
-Quality-tested for accurate results

Growth Conditions

37 ℃, 5% CO2

Cell Type


Growth Mode


Product Type

Mammary Cells

Product Image AcceGen Frozen Cells & Cell Lines 1 vial
We know how valuable your research is to you, but are you wondering what you can expect to pay for quick accurate results every time?

Fill out a request in the form below and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours with a quote.
Privacy Policy: AcceGen will never sell, rent, or share your personal information with any third parties without your express permission.
Reviews of Human Mammary Epithelial Cells, Adult
AcceGen is always trying to do right by our customers and working hard to build a higher quality product.

Your email address will not be published.

AcceGen Scroll Top Button