Cell Surface Coatings and Membrane Potentials of Malignant and Nonmalignant Cells

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Science  07 Aug 1970:
Vol. 169, Issue 3945, pp. 601-603
DOI: 10.1126/science.169.3945.601


A positive surface potential indicating a cell coating is common to malignant cells, lymphocytes, and normal and malignant trophoblastic cells. This characteristic was not generally found for other normal cell types tested by microelectrode penetration.