All Photos(1)


Hep G2 Cell Line human

85011430, hepatocyte carcinoma

Sign Into View Organizational & Contract Pricing

HepG2 Cells

biological source

human liver

growth mode



Modal no. 55




Prothrombin, antithromin III, alpha-foetoprotein complement, C3 and C4 activator, fibrinogen


Not specified


cell culture | mammalian: suitable

relevant disease(s)


shipped in

dry ice

storage temp.


Related Categories

Cell Line Origin

Human Caucasian hepatocyte carcinoma

Cell Line Description

The Hep G2 cell line has been isolated from a liver biopsy of a male Caucasian aged 15 years, with a well differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma. The cells secrete a variety of major plasma proteins e.g. albumin, α2-macroglobulin, α 1-antitrypsin, transferrin and plasminogen. They have been grown successfully in large scale cultivation systems. Hepatitis B virus surface antigens have not been detected. The cells will respond to stimulation with human growth hormone.


Hep G2 cell line human has been used to study the cytotoxicity of carbon monoxide-releasing molecules and organic solvents on HepG2 cells and to evaluate the antiproliferative activity of aqueous extracellular polysaccharides (AEPS) for HepG2 using the MTT colorimetric assay.
Study of hepatocyte function and specific protein expression

DNA Profile

STR-PCR Data: Amelogenin: X,Y
CSF1PO: 10,11
D13S317: 9,13
D16S539: 12,13
D5S818: 11,12
D7S820: 10
THO1: 9
TPOX: 8,9
vWA: 17

Culture Medium

EMEM (EBSS)+ 2mM Glutamine + 1% Non Essential Amino Acids NEAA) + 10% Foetal Bovine Serum FBS / FCS.

Subculture Routine

Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:3 to 1:6 i.e. seeding at 2-3x10,000 cells/cm2 using 0.25% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C. Cells might take 6 days to form a confluent monolayer without media change if seeded at 1:4. Until then growth occurs mainly in islands.

Other Notes

Additional freight & handling charges may be applicable for Asia-Pacific shipments. Please check with your local Customer Service representative for more information.

Certificates of Analysis (COA)

Search for Certificates of Analysis (COA) by entering the products Lot/Batch Number. Lot and Batch Numbers can be found on a product’s label following the words ‘Lot’ or ‘Batch’.

Already Own This Product?

Documents related to the products that you have purchased in the past have been gathered in the Document Library for your convenience.

Visit the Document Library

Difficulty Finding Your Product Or Lot/Batch Number?

Product numbers are combined with Pack Sizes/Quantity when displayed on the website (example: T1503-25G). Please make sure you enter ONLY the product number in the Product Number field (example: T1503).


Product Number
Pack Size/Quantity

Additional examples:





enter as 1.000309185)

Having trouble? Feel free to contact Technical Service for assistance.

Lot and Batch Numbers can be found on a product's label following the words 'Lot' or 'Batch'.

Aldrich Products

  • For a lot number such as TO09019TO, enter it as 09019TO (without the first two letters 'TO').

  • For a lot number with a filling-code such as 05427ES-021, enter it as 05427ES (without the filling-code '-021').

  • For a lot number with a filling-code such as STBB0728K9, enter it as STBB0728 without the filling-code 'K9'.

Not Finding What You Are Looking For?

In some cases, a COA may not be available online. If your search was unable to find the COA you can request one.

Request COA

Our team of scientists has experience in all areas of research including Life Science, Material Science, Chemical Synthesis, Chromatography, Analytical and many others.

Contact Technical Service