Human herpesvirus 1 (ATCC® VR-1493)

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

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Classification Herpesviridae, Simplexvirus
Deposited As Herpes simplex type 1
Agent Human herpesvirus 1
Strain KOS
Common Name Herpes simplex virus 1
Biosafety Level 2

Biosafety classification is based on U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

Product Format frozen 1 mL per vial
Storage Conditions -70°C or colder
Comments VR-1493™ was derived from VR-1487™ following treatment with a mycoplasma removal agent to remove mycoplasma contamination. Antigenically cross-reactive with Human herpesvirus 2.
Effect on Host
CPE, syncytial formation, cell rounding, clumping, and sloughing
Recommended Host
Vero (ATCC® CCL-81™)
Growth Conditions Temperature: 37°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. 0.01). Adsorb 1-2 hours at 37°C in a humidified 5% CO2 atmosphere, rocking every 20-30 minutes to redistribute inoculum. End adsorption by adding virus growth medium.
Incubation: 1-3 days
Effect on Host
CPE, syncytial formation, cell rounding, clumping, and sloughing
Name of Depositor PA Schaffer, University of Pennsylvania
Special Collection NCRR Contract
Source Lip lesion of human with cold sore

Smith KO. Relationship between the envelope and the infectivity of herpes simplex virus. Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol. Med. 115: 814-816, 1964. PubMed: 14155835

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