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Descriptor English: CHO Cells
Descriptor Spanish: Células CHO
Descriptor Portuguese: Células CHO
Descriptor French: Cellules CHO
Entry term(s): CHO Cell
Cell, CHO
Cells, CHO
Tree number(s): A11.251.210.200
A11.436.155
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016466
Scope note: CELL LINE derived from the ovary of the Chinese hamster, Cricetulus griseus (CRICETULUS). The species is a favorite for cytogenetic studies because of its small chromosome number. The cell line has provided model systems for the study of genetic alterations in cultured mammalian cells.
Annotation: CHO stands for "Chinese Hamster Ovary"; almost always NIM with no subheadings; check ANIMALS & add HAMSTERS, CHINESE (NIM); do not routinely add OVARY
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Cell Line (1972-1991)
Public MeSH Note: 92
History Note: 92
DeCS ID: 30189
Unique ID: D016466
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1992/01/01
Date of Entry: 1991/01/02
Revision Date: 2003/07/30
CHO Cells - Preferred
Concept UI M0025152
Scope note CELL LINE derived from the ovary of the Chinese hamster, Cricetulus griseus (CRICETULUS). The species is a favorite for cytogenetic studies because of its small chromosome number. The cell line has provided model systems for the study of genetic alterations in cultured mammalian cells.
Preferred term CHO Cells
Entry term(s) CHO Cell
Cell, CHO
Cells, CHO



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