Human parainfluenza virus 3 (ATCC® VR-93)

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

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Classification Paramyxoviridae, Paramyxovirinae, Respirovirus
Deposited As Parainfluenza 3
Agent Human parainfluenza virus 3
Strain C 243
Respiratory research
Biosafety Level 2

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Product Format frozen 1 mL per vial
Storage Conditions -70°C or colder
Images VR-93 Micrograph
Reported to agglutinate both GP and chicken RBC, but the latter to a higher titer than the former. Originally designated as hemadsorption virus Type 1.
Effect on Host
CPE, refractile rounding, clumping, sloughing
Recommended Host
LLC-MK2 (ATCC® CCL-7.1™)
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
Recommendations For Infection: For best results cells should be 24 to 48 hours old and 80-90% confluent (not 100% confluent).
Incubation: 3-6 days, a 5% CO2 in air atmosphere is recommended
Effect on Host
CPE, refractile rounding, clumping, sloughing
Name of Depositor JC Hierholzer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Special Collection NCRR Contract
Source One-year-old female with pneumonia, Washington, DC, 1957

Andrewes CH, et al. Para-influenza viruses 1, 2, and 3: Suggested names for recently described myxoviruses. Virology 8: 129-130, 1959. PubMed: 13669331

Chanock RM. . N. Engl. J. Med. 258: 207-213, 1958.

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