, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 390–393 | Cite as

Funktionale Zelllinien durch neue Immortalisierungsprotokolle

  • Tobias May
  • Hansjörg Hauser
  • Dagmar Wirth
Wissenschaft · Special: Zellbiologi


Cell lines are immortal cultures of cells that are used in research as well as for production of pharmaceuticals. Currently available cell lines are derived from normal and tumorous tissue of humans and diverse animal species, however, with considerable loss of specific properties. The development of new immortalization protocols has led to a significant improvement of the properties of the resulting cell lines. These retain specific properties and activities that include functional grafting.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Inscreenex GMBHBraunschweigGermany
  2. 2.Helmholtz-Zentrum für InfektionsforschungBraunschweigGermany
  3. 3.Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung — HZIAbt. Genregulation und DifferenzierungBraunschweigGermany

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