Human respiratory syncytial virus (ATCC® VR-955)

Classification: Paramyxoviridae, Pneumovirus  /  Product Format: frozen 1 mL per vial

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Classification Paramyxoviridae, Pneumovirus
Deposited As Respiratory syncytial virus
Agent Human respiratory syncytial virus
Strain 9320
Respiratory research
Biosafety Level 2
Product Format frozen 1 mL per vial
Storage Conditions -70°C or colder
This strain belongs to subgroup B [PubmedID: 2579169]. Infection may be best achieved by co-cultivation with freshly trypsinized cells.
Effect on Host
CPE, giant cells, syncytia
Recommended Host
HEp-2 (ATCC® CCL-23™)
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
Recommendations for Infection: Co-cultivation with freshly trypsinized cells
Incubation: 3-7 days, a 5% CO2 in air atmosphere is recommended
Effect on Host
CPE, giant cells, syncytia
Name of Depositor M Hirsch, E Keller
Special Collection ATCC
Source Throat swab from 23-month-old girl with diffuse interstitial pneumonia, Massachusetts, 1977

Anderson LJ, et al. Antigenic characterization of respiratory syncytial virus strains with monoclonal antibodies. J. Infect. Dis. 151: 626-633, 1985. PubMed: 2579169

Hierholzer JC, Hirsch MS. Croup and pneumonia in human infants associated with a new strain of respiratory syncytial virus. J. Infect. Dis. 140: 826-828, 1979. PubMed: 119004

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