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Unlike EOC 13.31 (ATCC CRL-2468) and EOC 20 (ATCC CRL-2469), these cells do not constitutively express high levels of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II antigens and expression is not upregulated by recombinant murine interferon-gamma.
C3H/HeJ strain is defective in TLR4 (toll-like receptor 4)
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