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A human hepatocellular carcinoma 3.0-kilobase DNA sequence transforms both rat liver cells and NIH3T3 fibroblasts and encodes a 52-kilodalton protein.

  title={A human hepatocellular carcinoma 3.0-kilobase DNA sequence transforms both rat liver cells and NIH3T3 fibroblasts and encodes a 52-kilodalton protein.},
  author={S S Yang and K E Zhang and William Viera and Janet Taub and Jill Zeilstra-Ryalls and Ronald L. Somerville},
  journal={Cancer research},
  volume={50 17 Suppl},
Neoplastic transformation of rat liver cells in vitro by DNA-mediated gene transfer with an oncogene, hhcM, derived from human (Mahlavu) hepatocellular carcinoma, is described and compared with that of NIH3T3 cells. hhcM was cloned in a neomycin-resistant simian virus 40 promoter vector (pNeor/S) and was designated pNrpM-1. BRL-1 or NIH3T3 cells, transfected with pNrpM-1 DNA, showed significant morphological changes, loss of contact inhibition, and anchorage-independent growth. They became… 
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