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HeLa Cells

"HeLa Cells" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The first continuously cultured human malignant CELL LINE, derived from the cervical carcinoma of Henrietta Lacks. These cells are used for VIRUS CULTIVATION and antitumor drug screening assays.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "HeLa Cells" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "HeLa Cells" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 2402 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 144 publications in 2013
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.