bhjelle at carina.unm.edu bhjelle at carina.unm.edu
Fri Apr 23 18:01:16 EST 1993

In article <1993Apr19.122311.29483 at gserv1.dl.ac.uk> IBELGAUFTS at vms.biochem.mpg.de writes:
>Can anyone help me with a reference for T24 bladder carcinoma in which it was established that this is identical with IL6?
>thanks in advance


T24 bladder carcinoma is identical with the EJ bladder carcinoma
cell line. Some kind of contamination event, no doubt.

Also, perhaps you are confusing the above mixup with the alternative
nomenclatures for certain lymphokines (protein molecules,
as opposed to cell lines).

T-cell growth factor is now interleukin 2 (IL-2).
IL-6, I think, was once called B-cell growth factor,
if I am wrong please wait for the flames.


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