HeLa cell


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HeLa cell

(hĕl′ə)
n.
Any of the cells of the first continuously cultured human carcinoma strain, originally obtained from cancerous cervical tissue and maintained for use in biomedical research.

HeLa cell

A line of human epithelial cells that grows well in culture. It is an immortal cancer cell that has been maintained in continuous tissue cultures for decades from a patient with carcinoma of the cervix. It is named for the first two letters of the patient's first and last names, Henrietta Lacks. HeLa cells have been used in thousands of experiments on cell growth, differentiation, and cancer, and in virology, pharmacology, and other fields.
See also: cell

HeLa cell

a cell type used in tissue culture that is grown as a standard in research laboratories all over the world. The culture is derived from a cervical carcinoma obtained from Henrietta Lacks in 1951.
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The AF-MSCs and IFN[alpha]-AF-MSCs were cocultured with HeLa cells to investigate the cytopathic effect of MSCs on the cervical cancer cells.
Regarding the cytotoxic effect of apigenin on HeLa cells, our study showed lower [IC.sub.50] values than others, with reported [IC.sub.50] values of 40 [micro]M at 30 h [39] and 37 [micro]M at 24 h [41].
MTT assay was used to estimate the cytotoxicity of the extracts to CNE-2Z, Bel-7404, and HeLa cells. Representative graphs are shown.
We found a lower uptake of DAPI fluorophores into HeLa cells during the multifocus excitation compared with the single-focus excitation scheme, indicating the reduction of photo-induced cell damage in the multifocus excitation.
multiflora extract, and then the apoptotic effects of capped GNPs with medical plant extract against cervical carcinoma HeLa cells were studied.
Since we had determined that TLR4 was present in cervical tissues and could therefore mediate inflammatory signalling in the cervical mucosa, we next investigated the impact of LPS stimulation on HIV receptor expression in cervical epithelial cells, using HeLa cells as a model system.
"In this study, HeLa cells are not used to reveal the process of tumorigenesis but mainly a model for addressing the underlying evolutionary forces, which need to be powerful enough to measure in laboratory settings.
Yabe, "Human papillomavirus type 18 DNA in so-called HEP-2, KB and FL cells--further evidence that these cells are HeLa cell derivatives," Cellular and Molecular Biology, vol.
A study using green synthesis with traditional plants is the one performed by Barua et al., where Thuja occidentalis leaf extract was used to synthesize AgNPs that displayed anticancer properties against MCF-7, MDAMB-231, KB, and HeLa cell lines.
Balish, "Validation of a novel Mho microarray for a comprehensive characterisation of the Mycoplasma hominis action in HeLa cell infection," PLoS ONE, vol.