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Human Dermal Fibroblasts: HDF, fetal

  •  NACRES NA.81



Related Categories Cell Culture, Fibroblasts, Primary Cell Culture, Primary Cells
biological source   human neonatal foreskin or adult skin (normal)
growth mode   Adherent
karyotype   2n = 46
morphology   Fibroblast


General description

Dermal Fibroblasts are responsible for producing the extracellular matrix forming the connective tissue of the skin, and play a crucial role during wound healing. HDF provide an excellent model system to study many aspects of cell physiology, and have been utilized in dozens of research publications, particularly those related to skin biology and reprogramming/induced pluripotency studies. HDF were used to create, along with human synovyocytes, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) by using the now classic “Yamanaka cocktail” of Oct3/4, Sox2, Klf4, and c-Myc, the discovery for which Dr. Shinya Yamanaka was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2012 (Takanashi, 2007; 2009), and to characterize iPSC general properties, miRNA expression profiles and differentiation potential (Hayashi, 2010; Ohta, 2011; Koyanagi-Aoi, 2013; Noguchi, 20130; Razak, 2013; Sakurai, 2013; Tanaka, 2013; Yanagida, 2013)


injury recovery, connective tissue research, laminin and fibronectin production, extracellular matrix, tissue organization, wound healing, fibroblasts growth factor response

Preparation Note

• Primary culture, >500,000 cells in Fibroblast Basal Medium containing 10% FBS & 10% DMSO
• Can be cultured at least 16 doublings

Subculture Routine

Please refer to the HDF Culture Protocol.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport


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Protocols & Articles


Human Dermal Fibroblasts (HDF) Culture Protocol

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