Human herpesvirus 1 (ATCC® VR-733)

Classification: Herpesviridae, Simplexvirus  /  Product Format: 1 mL per vial

Classification Herpesviridae, Simplexvirus
Deposited As Herpes simplex virus 1
Agent Human herpesvirus 1
Strain F
Common Name Herpes simplex virus 1
Susceptibility testing
Testing virucides
Biosafety Level 2
Product Format 1 mL per vial
Storage Conditions -70°C or colder
Images VR-733 Images
Comments Deposited as Herpes simplex virus 1.
This strain exhibits slight cross reactivity with certain Human herpesvirus 2 monoclonals.
Effect on Host
CPE, refractile rounding and cell clumping
Recommended Host
HEp-2 (ATCC® CCL-23™)
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 34°C
Recommendations for Infection: Plate cells 24 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 34°C in a humidified 5% CO2 atmosphere while rocking continuously. End adsorption by adding virus growth medium.
Incubation: 1-3 days
Effect on Host
CPE, refractile rounding and cell clumping
Name of Depositor B Roizman, Institut Merieux
Special Collection NCRR Contract
Source Facial vesicle

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