ID#: 16246
Derived from human embryonic lung tissue, this photomicrograph revealed a group of normal Medical Research Council cell strain 5 (MRC-5) fibroblasts. Developed in the United Kingdom in 1966, the MRC-5 strain of this human diploid cell line has been cultivated within the laboratory setting, for over 47-years. Self-replicating themselves, these cells are used in the formulation of vaccines, including those that prevent rubella, hepatitis A, varicella, and rabies.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. Gilda Jones
Creation Date: 1980
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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