Contamination of Hodgkin's disease cell cultures

Nature. 1981 Jan 22;289(5795):228-30. doi: 10.1038/289228a0.


Several laboratories have recently reported the establishment and characterization of long-term cell lines thought to be related to the neoplastic cell of Hodgkin's disease. Here, Harris et al. discuss evidence that some of these lines are, in fact, not related to Hodgkin's disease but are non-human contaminants.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Aotus trivirgatus
  • Cell Line*
  • Hodgkin Disease / enzymology
  • Hodgkin Disease / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Isoenzymes / analysis
  • Karyotyping*
  • Mice
  • Mice, Nude
  • Neoplasm Transplantation
  • Species Specificity
  • Spleen / pathology
  • Transplantation, Heterologous


  • Isoenzymes