Viral DNA sequences in human cytomegalovirus transformed hamster cell line at low passage levels.

I. Boldogh, B. Brichacek, E. Gönczöl, I. Hirsch, L. Váczi

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Abstract

The characteristics of a human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) transformed syrian hamster cell line (87-TRH-5) were examined. The cytomegalovirus DNA (HCMV-DNA) labelled in vitro by nick translation was used as a probe to detect viral DNA sequences in the 87-TRH-5 line. Cytomegalovirus specified DNA sequences were detected in cells examined up to passage 58, but were undetectable at higher passage levels. Six clones were derived from the 28th passage of 87-TRH-5 cells and examined for HCMV-DNA sequences. Various amounts of HCMV-DNA were found. A tumour induced by passage 28 cells contained no detectable HCMV-DNA sequences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-154
Number of pages8
JournalActa Microbiologica Hungarica
Volume32
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

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  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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