Betacoronavirus 1 (ATCC® VR-1558)

Classification: Coronaviridae, Betacoronavirus  /  Product Format: frozen 1 mL per vial

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Classification Coronaviridae, Betacoronavirus
Deposited As Human coronavirus OC43
Agent Betacoronavirus 1
Strain OC43
Common Name Human coronavirus OC43
Respiratory research
Biosafety Level 2
Product Format frozen 1 mL per vial
Storage Conditions -70°C or colder
Comments Derived by adaptation from in vivo product ATCC® VR-759™ to HCT8 [HRT18] cells (ATCC® CCL-244™). ATCC® VR-759™ and ATCC® VR-1558™ have not been compared for sequence or infectivity in in vivo and tissue culture. No antigenic cross reaction with Human coronavirus 229E (ATCC® VR-740™).
Effect on Host
CPE, vacuolization of cytoplasm and sloughing
Recommended Host
HCT-8 [HRT-18] (ATCC® CCL-244™)
Growth Conditions Temperature: 33°C
Recommendations for Infection: Plate cells 24-48 hours prior to infection and infect when cultures are 80-90% confluent. Remove medium and inoculate with a small volume of virus (e.g. 1 mL per 25 cm2) diluted to provide an optimal MOI (e.g. 0.1). Adsorb 1-2 hours at 33°C in a humidified 5% CO2 atmosphere while rocking continuously. End adsorption by adding virus growth medium.
Incubation: 4-6 days
Effect on Host
CPE, vacuolization of cytoplasm and sloughing
Name of Depositor JO Fleming, University of Wisconsin, Madison; ATCC®
Special Collection ATCC
Chain of Custody ATCC <-- JO Fleming <-- MK Cooney <-- AZ Kapikian
Source Man with cold-like illness. Treated to remove mycoplasma at ATCC.

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McIntosh K, et al. Growth in suckling-mouse brain of "IBV-like" viruses from patients with upper respiratory tract disease. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 58: 2268-2273, 1967. PubMed: 4298953

McIntosh K, et al. Recovery in tracheal organ cultures of novel viruses from patients with respiratory disease. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 57: 933-940, 1967. PubMed: 5231356

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