Leishmania donovani (Laveran and Mesnil) Ross (ATCC® 30500)

Strain Designations: 3S  /  Depositor: R Herman  /  Biosafety Level: 2

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Strain Designations 3S
Application
Vector borne research
Biosafety Level 2
Isolation
human, Sudan, 1962
Product Format frozen
Type Strain no
Comments
Amastigotes.
Growth Conditions
Duration: in vivo, golden hamster
Protocol: ATCCNO: 30499 SPEC: This strain is distributed as a frozen stabilate. See general instructions for thawing and storage of frozen material before proceeding. Upon arrival remove the frozen ampoule from the dry ice and transfer directly to a 35C water bath. Inject the entire contents of the ampule intraperitoneally into a golden hamster at least 8 weeks old. Serial passage in golden hamster every 30-45 days. The spleen is homogenized in a balanced salt solution (salt solution for ATCC medium 811 is suitable), approximately 5.0 ml solution/spleen. Inoculate 0.3-0.5 ml of spleen homogenate/hamster. Dosage should be a minimum of 2 X 10(6) amastigotes/hamster. The course of infection will vary with the size of the inoculum.
Subcultivation
Protocol: ATCCNO: 30499 SPEC: This strain is distributed as a frozen stabilate. See general instructions for thawing and storage of frozen material before proceeding. Upon arrival remove the frozen ampoule from the dry ice and transfer directly to a 35C water bath. Inject the entire contents of the ampule intraperitoneally into a golden hamster at least 8 weeks old. Serial passage in golden hamster every 30-45 days. The spleen is homogenized in a balanced salt solution (salt solution for ATCC medium 811 is suitable), approximately 5.0 ml solution/spleen. Inoculate 0.3-0.5 ml of spleen homogenate/hamster. Dosage should be a minimum of 2 X 10(6) amastigotes/hamster. The course of infection will vary with the size of the inoculum.
Name of Depositor R Herman
Chain of Custody
ATCC <<--R Herman<<--L. Stauber <<--- H. Hoogstraal
Year of Origin 1962
References

Stauber LA. Characterization of strains of Leishmania donovani. Exp. Parasitol. 18: 1-11, 1966. PubMed: 5909670

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