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Cells contain Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA sequences
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These cells are EBNA positive.
The cells are partially resistant to poliovirus and vesicular stomatitis viruses.
ATCC confirmed this line tested positive for the presence of Epstein Barr virus (EBV) viral DNA sequences via PCR.
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