Epithelial, bronchial (DHBE), human asth

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthma causes recurring periods of wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing.

Human bronchial/tracheal epithelial cells are isolated from the epithelial cells that line the airway above the bifurcation of the lungs.

Cell Type:
Respiratory Tract Epith.
Tissue Origin:
Research Area:
Cancer Research/Cell Biology
Cell Characteristics:

Recommended Media

Airway cell media are serum-free media that have been optimized for the proliferation of airway cells.

BEGM is optimized to provide the best growth for Normal Human Bronchial/Tracheal Epithelial Cells.

Media developed specifically for cultivation of bronchial epithelial cells in an air-liquid interface system.

The B-ALI™ BulletKit includes:
 - B-ALI™ Growth Basal Medium (200 ml)
 - B-ALI™ Differentiation Basal Medium (500 ml)
 - B-ALI™ SingleQuots Kit

Transfection Information

Lonza Optimized Protocol
Optimization Guideline
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Protocol Kit Program Cells Efficiency Viable Cells Substrate Format Platform
P3 DN-100 1e5 73% 78.5% Plasmid (general) 0.4 µg 20 µl 96-well
P3 DC-100 1e5 41.5% 77.3% Plasmid (general) 0.4 µg 20 µl 96-well
P3 DC-100 5e5 60.7% ± 69.7% ±1 Plasmid (general) 2 µg 100 µl 4D X-Unit
P3 DC-100 1e5 56.1% ±1 80.3% ±1 Plasmid (general) 0.4 µg 20 µl 4D X-Unit


Primary Cells and Media 
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