Encephalomyocarditis virus (ATCC® VR-1479)

Classification: Picornaviridae, Cardiovirus  /  Product Format: frozen

Classification Picornaviridae, Cardiovirus
Agent Encephalomyocarditis virus
Strain M-variant (TC passaged)
Biosafety Level 2

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Product Format frozen
Storage Conditions -70°C or colder
ATCC® VR-1479™ (M-varient) is a cell culture passaged linage of the M-varient (ATCC® VR-1314™) reported to induce diabetes in selected strains of mice such as Balb/cBy and DBA/2 mice. Note that virus loses diabetagenic properties upon multiple passage in cell culture.
Effect on Host
Rounding and sloughing with general degeneration 
Recommended Host
NCTC Clone 929 (ATCC® CCL-1™)
Growth Conditions Temperature: 37°C
Recommendations for Infection: For best results, infection should be performed on a 75-80% confluent, 18-48 hour old cellular monolayer. Prepare dilution of virus in minimum amount of volume (e.g. 1 mL per 25 cm2), optimized for propagation (e.g. MOI 0.01-0.1 recommended). Wash monolayer two times with PBS or serum free medium prior to inoculation. Adsorb virus dilution for 1 hour at 37°C in a humidified 5% CO2 atmosphere, rocking every 15-20 minutes to redistribute inoculum. End adsorption by adding virus growth medium.
Incubation: 4-10 days
Effect on Host
Rounding and sloughing with general degeneration 
Name of Depositor ATCC
Special Collection NCRR Contract
Source ATCC® VR-1479™ was created by serially passaging ATCC® VR-1314™ two times onto NCTC clone 929 (L-929) cells, ATCC® CCL-1™. The original strain was isolated from the heart of mice inoculated by peripheral route with EMC of swine.

Craighead JE. Pathogenicity of the M and E variants of the encephalomyocarditis (EMC) virus. I. Myocardiotropic and neurotropic properties. Am. J. Pathol. 48: 333-345, 1966. PubMed: 4285783