Although the GH3 was not a direct derivative of the GH1 clone (ATCC CCL-82), it was initiated after only two additional animal passages from the primary culture from which the GH1 clone was established.
The cell line was submitted to the American Type Culture Collection in October, 1972 in the 10th subculture generation.
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