PC12 cells

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PC12 is a cancer cell line derived from a pheochromocytoma of the rat adrenal medulla. PC12 cells stop dividing and terminally differentiate when treated with nerve growth factor. This makes PC12 cells useful as a model system for neuronal differentiation.

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  • Wikipedia articles containing the term "PC12 cells" [1]
  • table of common cell lines including PC12 [2], from Alberts 4th edition at NCBI bookshelf
  • Ras function was partially elucidated using PC12 cell line [3], from section in Cancer Medicine textbook
  • Section on neural transmission [4] has several references to PC12 cell line




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