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Catalogue No.


Cell Line Name


Cell Line Description

The hepatocyte cell line Hepa-E1 was derived from water eel. The cells show no contact inhibition and have been reported to show apoptosis in the presence of actinomycin D, humic acid or TGF-beta 1. Normal culture conditions are at 26-28°C, but maintenance at 4°C for up to 400 days was described as well.


Tissue of Origin



Not specified


None Stated

Culture Conditions

Cell Type


Subculture Routine

Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:4 to 1:8 using 0.05% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA 26-28°C.

Culture Medium

E-RDF (Kyokuto Pharmaceuticals)+ 2mM Glutamine + 5% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS).

Growth Mode


Additional Info


Obtained from Riken Cell Bank, Japan

Country of Origin


Hazard Group (ACDP)

Hazard Group (ACDP) 2



None specified by depositor.

Available Formats

  • Frozen

If use of this culture results in a scientific publication, it should be cited in the publication as: Hepa-E1 (ECACC 99072812).

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