Subject: Could HeLa cells be linked with the emergence of retroviruses in humans?
Date: Tue Mar 20 02:13:23 2001
Posted by Dylan
Grade level: 10-12
School: Secondary School
City: No city entered. State/Province: Ontario
Area of science: Cell Biology
there were no retroviruses in humans before the 50s and the polio vaccine
research (in which HeLa was used).
1/3 of the most popular human cell-lines used in biomedical studies were found
to be over-taken by hela cells.
HeLa cells were found to form chimeras with monkey cells which could explain
the jump viruses, like HIV, made from ape to man.
Re: Could HeLa cells be linked with the emergence of retroviruses in humans?
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