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BHK cell


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A quasi-diploid line of cells (baby hamster kidney cells), descended from a clone (clone 13) isolated from a primary culture of newborn Syrian hamster kidney tissue. Although fibroblastic in appearance they express the smooth-muscle intermediate filament protein desmin. They have been extensively used as a viral host, in studies of oncogenic transformation, and in cell physiology.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.


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