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Human Serum Albumin Phenotype Activation in Mouse Hepatoma-Human Leukocyte Cell Hybrids

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Science  06 Sep 1974:
Vol. 185, Issue 4154, pp. 859-862
DOI: 10.1126/science.185.4154.859

Abstract

Murine hepatoma cells that secreted mouse serum albumin were fused with human leukocytes that did not produce albumin. The resulting hybrids secreted both mouse and human serum albumin, as demonstrated by immuno-electrophoretic techniques. The activation of the human genome suggests that mapping genes governing specialized functions in somatic cell hybrids may be accomplished by using adifferentiated human cells as a parental line.