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Cellosaurus HEL-R66 (CVCL_1R39)

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Cell line name HEL-R66
Accession CVCL_1R39
Resource Identification Initiative To cite this cell line use: HEL-R66 (RRID:CVCL_1R39)
Comments Group: Non-human primate cell line.
Problematic cell line: Misidentified. Originally thought to be of human origin but found to be from Chlorocebus aethiops (PubMed=6451928; PubMed=7236009; PubMed=20143388).
Registration: International Cell Line Authentication Committee, Register of Misidentified Cell Lines; ICLAC-00065.
Species of origin Chlorocebus aethiops (Green monkey) (Cercopithecus aethiops) (NCBI Taxonomy: 9534)
Sex of cell Sex unspecified
Age at sampling Age unspecified
Category Undefined cell line type
Web pages https://iclac.org/wp-content/uploads/Cross-Contaminations_v12_distribution.xlsx

PubMed=116626; DOI=10.1007/BF01317506
Taguchi F., Toba M., Tada A.
Establishment of a permanent cell line (HEL-R66) from human embryonic lung cells with high susceptibility to viruses. Brief report.
Arch. Virol. 60:347-351(1979)

PubMed=6451928; DOI=10.1126/science.6451928
Nelson-Rees W.A., Daniels D.W., Flandermeyer R.R.
Cross-contamination of cells in culture.
Science 212:446-452(1981)

PubMed=7236009; DOI=10.1007/BF01314608
Nelson-Rees W.A., Daniels D.W., Flandermeyer R.R.
Human embryonic lung cells (HEL-R66) are of monkey origin.
Arch. Virol. 67:101-104(1981)

PubMed=20143388; DOI=10.1002/ijc.25242
Capes-Davis A., Theodosopoulos G., Atkin I., Drexler H.G., Kohara A., MacLeod R.A.F., Masters J.R.W., Nakamura Y., Reid Y.A., Reddel R.R., Freshney R.I.
Check your cultures! A list of cross-contaminated or misidentified cell lines.
Int. J. Cancer 127:1-8(2010)

Biological sample resources BioSample; SAMN03152012
Encyclopedic resources Wikidata; Q54882507
Entry history
Entry creation08-Jul-2015
Last entry update21-Mar-2023
Version number10