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

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
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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