How have HeLa cells been used for cancer research?
Agenda• History of HeLa Cells• Molecular use of HeLa Cells• Current use in Cancer Research
HeLa cells come from a sample of Henrietta Lacks’ tissue in 1951
Once HeLa cells were discovered, many labs all around the world requested a sample
HeLa continue to contribute to molecular• science and is still used in laboratories Polio vaccine • viral induction of apoptosis• Virology science created • Canine distemper virus• Discovery of genetic links to down syndrome • Study Estradiol, and estrogen• A stain called hematoxylin making chromosomes • Quercetin visible. • Flavonoids/ antioxidants• Preimplantiation genetic screening for IVF • Phytochemical compounds• Amniocenters for genetic disease testing • Anticancer activity of the ethanolic extract of mango• Genetic disease diagnoses peel• Cryogenics • Heptamethine dyes• Live cell transportation • Theranostics• Cloning • Irradiation• Gene therapy • Fullerenes• Stem cell isolation • Photodynamic therapy• Gene mapping • RNAi based identification system and interference of• Animal cloning specific cancer cells• Space biology • HPV vaccine• Genetic hybrids • Studying HIV• Toxins • Longevity research• Nuclear testing • Nanotech• Development of cancer drug Herceptin • Tuberculosis studied• Blood type identification • Anti tumor medications• Study behavior of salmonella • Radiation testing• Oropouche virus • Telomerase
HeLa cells were essential in developing the polio vaccine in 1955
More than 60,000 papers have been written about HeLa Cells
Recent studies done with HeLa cells providesinformation about the end replication problem.