BK polyomavirus (ATCC® VR-837)

Classification: Polyomaviridae, Polyomavirus  /  Product Format: 1 mL per vial

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Classification Polyomaviridae, Polyomavirus
Deposited As BK virus
Agent BK polyomavirus
Common Name BK Virus
Biosafety Level 2
Product Format 1 mL per vial
Storage Conditions -70°C or colder
Comments Hemagglutination of 0.5% GPRBC.  Virus MUST be freeze-thaw cycled 6 times for greatest infectivity.
Effect on Host
CPE, monolayer degeneration and some cell rounding
Recommended Host
HEL 299 (ATCC CCL-137)
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
Recommendations For Infection: For best results, cells should be 24 to 48 hours old and 70-90% confluent (not 100% confluent).
Incubation: 14-23 days, a 5% CO2 in air atmosphere is recommended
Effect on Host
CPE, monolayer degeneration and some cell rounding
Name of Depositor G di Mayorca
Source Urine of a kidney transplant patient, London, 1970

Gardner SD, et al. New human papovavirus (B.K.) isolated from urine after renal transplantation. Lancet 1: 1253-1257, 1971. PubMed: 4104714

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