Conditioned medium containing Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is derived from a New World squirrel monkey cell line (SML) that sheds high levels of EBV.
Epstein–Barr virus (EBV), formally called Human gammaherpesvirus 4, is one of the nine known human herpesvirus types in the herpes family (one of the most common viruses in humans) and is a double-stranded DNA virus. Immortalization of human primary B lymphocytes with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) has been used extensively to generate lymphoblastoid cell lines for the production of fully human monoclonal immunoglobulins as well to provide genetic and protein material from a single source. EBV stocks for transformation of human B-cells have standardly been derived from conditioned medium from New World cotton-top tamarin B95-8 cells. However, cotton-top tamarins are now listed as endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and organizations like the ATCC are no longer distributing the cell line.
|Source:||Squirrel monkey lymphoblast (SML) cells|
|Comments:||Media contains phenol red indicator and serum (standard level).|
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