Corneal endothelial cells are found on the inner aspect of the cornea where they secrete a specialized extracellular matrix. They form a very tightly packed monolayer with tight junctions between cells.
Our cultured corneal endothelial cells from 2- and 3-day-old calves are cryopreserved passage 3 and have been successfully thawed and subcultured. Type II collagen — a major component of vitreous — can be detected in the culture supernatant. Bovine corneal endothelial cells can be used in studying diseases of the eye.
We can provide primary cultures upon request.