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  • HAT

    Hypoxanthine, Aminopterin, Thymidine Selection medium used in production of hybridomas.

  • HB

    Hybridoma Supplement

  • HCG

    Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

  • HEPA

    High Efficiency Particulate Air

  • Heterokaryon

    A cell possessing two or more genetically different nuclei in a common cytoplasm, usually derived as a result of cell-to-cell fusion.

  • Heteroploid

    The term given to a cell culture when the cells comprising the culture possess nuclei containing chromosome numbers other than the diploid number. This is a term used only to describe a culture and is not used to describe individual cells. Thus, a heteroploid culture would be one that contains aneuploid cells.

  • HNCMB

    Hungarian National Collection of Medical Bacteria, Budapest, Hungary

  • Homokaryon

    A cell possessing two or more genetically identical nuclei in a common cytoplasm, derived as a result of cell-to-cell fusion.

  • HS

    Horese Serum

  • HT

    Hypoxanthine, Thymidine

  • Hybrid Cell

    The term used to describe the mononucleate cell that results from the fusion of two different cells, leading to the formation of a synkaryon.

  • Hybridoma

    The cell which results from the fusion of an antibody producing tumour cell (myeloma) and an antigenically-stimulated normal plasma cell. Such cells are constructed because they produce a single antibody directed against the antigen epitope that stimulated the plasma cell. This antibody is referred to as a monoclonal antibody

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