Human parainfluenza virus 2 (ATCC® VR-92)

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

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Classification Paramyxoviridae, Paramyxovirinae, Rubulavirus
Deposited As Parainfluenza 2
Agent Human parainfluenza virus 2
Strain Greer
Respiratory research
Biosafety Level 2
Product Format frozen 1 mL per vial
Storage Conditions -70°C or colder
Effect on Host
CPE, syncytial rounding, clumping and 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: 3-10 days, a 5% CO2 in air atmosphere is recommended
Effect on Host
CPE, syncytial rounding, clumping and sloughing
Name of Depositor RM Chanock, R Huebner
Special Collection NCRR Contract
Source 11-month-old female with acute laryngotracheobronchitis, Ohio, 1955

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. Association of a new type of cytopathogenic myxovirus with infantile croup. J. Exp. Med. 104: 555-576, 1956. PubMed: 13367330

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