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ECACC General Cell Collection: Vero/hSLAM

Supplied by: European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures (ECACC)
Culture Type: Cell line
Collection: ECACC General Collection
Catalogue No.: 04091501
Cell Line Name: Vero/hSLAM
Citation Guidance: If use of this culture results in a scientific publication, it should be cited in the publication as: Vero/hSLAM (ECACC 04091501)
Keywords: Monkey African Green Kidney human CDw150 (SLAM) mealses virus receptor expression
Cell Line Description: Vero/hSLAM was derived by transfection of Vero cells with a vector plasmid (pCXN2) containing the neomycin resistance gene and an expression plasmid (pCAG-hSLAM) encoding the human signaling lymphocytic activation molecule (SLAM) , also known as CDw150, which is a receptor for measles virus. Clones of transfected cells were selected in the presence of geneticin (also known as G418). Vero/hSLAM cells can be used to isolate measles virus from human clinical samples and are a substitute for the B95a cell line for this purpose. Mumps susceptibility has also been demonstrated at the depositor's laboratory.
Species: African green monkey
Tissue of Origin: Kidney
CellType: Fibroblast
Growth Mode: Adherent
Karyotype: Not Specified
GMO Status: Genetically Modified Organism Class 1 (GMO1)
Biosafety Information: Unless specified otherwise, at the European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures (ECACC) we routinely handle all of our cell lines at containment level 2 in accordance with the ACDP guidelines. ACDP = Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (UK)
All cell cultures have the potential to carry as yet unidentified adventitious agents. It is the responsibility of the end user to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

ACDP Guidance: Biological agents: Managing the risks in laboratories and healthcare premises.

Hyperlinks to MSDS documents:
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Subculture Routine: Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:3 to 1:4 i.e. seeding at 1-3x10,000 cells/cm² using 0.05% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C.
Culture Medium: MEM with Earle's salts + 2mM Glutamine + 5% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS) + 0.4mg/ml Geneticin. It is essential that geneticin is added to the culture medium as it is required to maintain the expression of the SLAM gene.
Depositor: Dr BJ Cohen, Virus Reference Department, Centre for Infections, Health Protection Agency, Colindale Avenue, London, NW9 5HT, UK
Originator: No
Country: UK
References: Ono et al., 2001. Measles Viruses on Throat Swabs from Measles Patients Use Signaling Lymphocytic Activation Molecule (CDw150) but Not CD46 as a Cellular Receptor. Journal of Virology, 75;4399-4401
Additional Bibliography: Ono et al., 2001. V Domain of Human SLAM (CDw150) Is Essential for Its Function as a Measles Virus Receptor. Journal of Virology, 70;1594-1600
Patents: None specified by Depositor
Release Conditions: Yes - CITES (Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) licence required for all orders outside the United Kingdom

The Culture Collections represent deposits of cultures from world-wide sources. While every effort is made to ensure details distributed by Culture Collections are accurate, Culture Collections cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies in the data supplied. References where quoted are mainly attributed to the establishment of the cell culture and not for any specific property of the cell line, therefore further references should be obtained regarding cell culture characteristics. Passage numbers where given act only as a guide and Culture Collections does not guarantee the passage number stated will be the passage number received by the customer.

Cultures supplied by Culture Collections are for research purposes only. Enquiries regarding the commercial use of a cell line are referred to the depositor of the cell line. Some cell lines have additional special release conditions such as the requirement for a material transfer agreement to be completed by the potential recipient prior to the supply of the cell line. Please view the Terms & Conditions of Supply for more information.

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