Reticuloendotheliosis virus (ATCC® VR-770)

Classification: Retroviridae,Gammaretrovirus,Avian virus group  /  Product Format: frozen

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Classification Retroviridae,Gammaretrovirus,Avian virus group
Agent Reticuloendotheliosis virus
Strain T [F]
Common Name Reticuloendotheliosis virus
Biosafety Level 2
Product Format frozen
Storage Conditions vapor of liquid nitrogen
Comments
Negative for ALV. The original member of the rel oncogene family, 'v-rel', is found in REV-T. Virus may lose tumorigenicity on tissue culture passage. TC propagated material contains helper viruses.
Effect on Host
Yes, in vitro effects: Cytopathic effects (moderate) and immunofluorescent antigen in tissue culture
Death in animals, moderate CPE and       immunofluorescent ag in vitro
Yes, in vivo effects: Death in animals
Recommended Host
chicken embryo fibroblasts; chicken

Host of Choice: CEF TC, C

Host Range: CEF TC, C, turkey quail, duck and other avian species

chicken embryo fibroblasts in tissue culture; chicken bone marrow cells; chicken; turkey; quail; duck; other avian species
Growth Conditions
Duration: 8 days
Effect on Host
Yes, in vitro effects: Cytopathic effects (moderate) and immunofluorescent antigen in tissue culture
Death in animals, moderate CPE and       immunofluorescent ag in vitro
Yes, in vivo effects: Death in animals
Name of Depositor RL Witter
Special Collection ATCC
References

Thielen GH, et al. Biological studies with RE virus (strain T) that induces reticuloendotheliosis in turkeys, chickens, and Japanese quail. J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 37: 731-743, 1966. PubMed: 4289067

Purchase HG, et al. A new group of oncogenic viruses: reticuloendotheliosis, chick syncytial, duck infectious anemia, and spleen necrosis viruses. J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 51: 489-499, 1973. PubMed: 4358134

Witter RL, et al. Peripheral nerve lesions similar to those of Marek's disease in chickens inoculated with reticuloendotheliosis virus. J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 45: 567-577, 1970. PubMed: 5002007

Isolated from a liver tumor from a turkey.

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