BHK cell

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BHK cell

Baby hamster kidney cell. An established diploid cell line descended from a clone (Clone 13) isolated by Stoker and McPherson from a rapidly growing primary culture of newborn Syrian hamster kidney tissue. BHK-21 cells are susceptible to human adenovirus D, reovirus 3 and vesicular stomatitis virus, and used for transformation and transfection. BHK cells are often described as fibroblastic, but also smooth muscle-like in that they express the muscle intermediate filament protein desmin; widely used as a viral host in studies of oncogenic transformation and cell physiology.
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The virus grows in unweaned mice, foot pad of guinea pigs, bovine thyroid cells (BTY) and Baby Hamster Kidney cells (BHK-21) (Ferris et al., 2002: Khuwaja et al., 2009).
The researchers successfully used the micro-incubator to culture baby hamster kidney cells over a three-day period.
Virus recovered from baby hamster kidney cells electroporated with transcribed RNA was used for all experiments.