A cell line is a permanently established cell culture that will proliferate indefinitely given appropriate fresh medium and space. Lines differ from cell strains in that they become immortalized.
Cell culture and cell lines have assumed an important role in studying physiological, pathophysiological and the differentiation processes of specific cells. It allows the examination of stepwise alterations in the structure, biology, and genetic makeup of the cell under controlled environments. This is especially valuable for complex tissues, such as the pancreas, which is composed of various cell types, where in vivo examination of individual cells is difficult, if not impossible. The extreme difficulties in the isolation and purification of individual epithelial cells from complex tissues by maintaining their native characteristics have hampered our understanding of their physiological, biological, growth, and differentiation characteristics.
Elabscience provides you with stable cell lines that include different tissues and cancerous types of human, rat, and mouse to meet your cell-related research needs.