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Unformatted text preview: cells. 3. They lose the characteristic of contact inhibition. This means that instead of forming a single layer of cells when grown in tissue culture, transformed cells tend to form tumor-like masses of cells piled up on each other. 4. Transformed cells may cause tumors when injected into susceptible animals. 5. Many tumor cells that have been transformed by viruses display a virus-specific antigen on their surface called tumor-specific transplantation antigen (TSTA) or an antigen in the nucleus called the T antigen. 6. Transformed cells tend to be less round than normal cells and often ixibit chromosomal abnormalities....
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course MCB MCB2010 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
- Fall '09