Differentiation of TERA-2 human embryonal carcinoma cells into neurons and HCMV permissive cells. Induction by agents other than retinoic acid.

@article{Andrews1986DifferentiationOT,
  title={Differentiation of TERA-2 human embryonal carcinoma cells into neurons and HCMV permissive cells. Induction by agents other than retinoic acid.},
  author={Peter W. Andrews and Eva G{\"o}ncz{\"o}l and Stanley A. Plotkin and M Dignazio and J Wolter Oosterhuis},
  journal={Differentiation; research in biological diversity},
  year={1986},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={119-26}
}
Retinoic acid induces the differentiation of NTERA-2 cl. D1 human embryonal carcinoma (EC) cells into neurons, cells permissive for the replication of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), and other cell types that cannot as yet be classified but are distinguishable from the stem cells. We tested several additional agents for their ability to induce the differentiation of these EC cells. No differentiation was induced by butyrate, cyclic AMP, cytosine arabinoside, the tumor promoter 12-0… CONTINUE READING