HeLa cells


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He·La cells

the first continuously cultured human malignant cells, derived from a cervical carcinoma of a patient, Henrietta Lacks; used in the cultivation of viruses.

He·La cells

(hēlă selz)
The first continuously cultured human malignant cells, derived from a cervical carcinoma of a patient, Henrietta Lacks; used in the cultivation of viruses.

HeLa cells

cells of the first continuously cultured carcinoma strain, descended from a human cervical carcinoma; used in the study of life processes, including viruses, at the cell level.
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3a, HeLa cells in EBSS showed massive cell death when treated with 5 [micro]M GUTK for 6 h, and pre-treatment with 50 [micro]M HCQ for 2 h efficiently suppressed the observed cell death.
The generated whole-genome sequence of the HeLa cell line is a valuable resource that may lead to new biomedical insights based on research that use these cells," said Eric D Green, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute within the NIH.
In contrast to 3T3 cells and HeLa cells, mouse peritoneal macrophages are highly differentiated cells taking part in non-specific immune defense of mammals.
HeLa cells have even been sent into outer space to study zero gravity.
Readers learn not just about HeLa cells and John Moore but also about the development of polio vaccine, HIPAA, the Jewish Chronic Disease Hospital cancer studies, and the history of Johns Hopkins hospital.
HeLa cells have been sold around the world for decades, with medical companies making millions u if not billions u from sales, research and development.
But while scientists, entrepreneurs, and patients have been enjoying the many benefits of HeLa cells, the extended family of Henrietta Lacks, the woman who was the source of the cells, has endured nearly 60 years of anguish directly related to the success of the HeLa cell line.
And what crowd would not be interested in the role HeLa cells played in developing the polio vaccine?
This might well proceed by mitochondrial interaction and therefore the purpose of this study was to determine any possible change/s in cellular oxygen consumption post MV infection in Hela cells to determine any mitochondrial effect of this virus.
She would not be credited as the originator of the cell line for many years, and HeLa cells were misinterpreted as originating with "Harriet Lane" or "Helen Lane" for years.
Vitamin C augments chemotherapeutic response of cervical carcinoma HeLa cells by stabilizing p53.