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

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
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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