UNIT 7.21 Generation of T Cell Hybridomas

  1. Lloyd Mayer

Published Online: 1 MAY 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0471142735.im0721s00

Current Protocols in Immunology

Current Protocols in Immunology

How to Cite

Mayer, L. 2001. Generation of T Cell Hybridomas. Current Protocols in Immunology. 7:III:7.21.

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  1. Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
  2. Published Print: DEC 1991

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This unit presents a method of immortalizing T cells by fusing them with a preexisting T cell line (the fusion partner) to form a T cell hybridoma. Support protocols present key elements in successful fusions, including the selection of an appropriate fusion partner and activation of the donor T cells. Other support protocols describe the selection processes used for hybridomas, including measures to ensure long-term stability and maintenance of cell lines.