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KB Cells MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
KB Cells
Tree Number(s)
A11.251.210.190.400.500
A11.251.860.180.400.500
A11.436.340.500
Unique ID
D007624
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007624
Annotation
almost always NIM with no subheadings; check HUMAN; do not routinely add neoplasm term
Scope Note
This line KB is now known to be a subline of the ubiquitous KERATIN-forming tumor cell line HeLa. It was originally thought to be derived from an epidermal carcinoma of the mouth, but was subsequently found, based on isoenzyme analysis, HeLa marker chromosomes, and DNA fingerprinting, to have been established via contamination by HELA CELLS. The cells are positive for keratin by immunoperoxidase staining. KB cells have been reported to contain human papillomavirus18 (HPV-18) sequences.
Entry Term(s)
HeLa-KB Cells
Previous Indexing
Cell Line (1969-1984)
Tissue Culture (1966-1971)
Public MeSH Note
85
History Note
85
Date Established
1985/01/01
Date of Entry
1984/04/05
Revision Date
2005/06/30
KB Cells Preferred
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