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NR-51402   Formalin-Inactivated Bacillus anthracis, Strain Sterne BAP708
(Antigen Preparations)
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Organism: Bacillus anthracis
Description: Formalin-Inactivated Bacillus anthracis, Strain Sterne BAP708
Biosafety Level: 1
Availability Status: In Stock
Store at: -70°C or colder
Contributor: DA Rozak
Quantity limit per order for this item is 1. This item can be ordered twice a year. Orders over this limit will be sent to NIAID for approval before shipment.

NR-51402 was developed to provide a non-virulent, genetically attenuated, formalin-inactivated Bacillus anthracis (B. anthracis) strain for use as a substitute for wild type B. anthracis in rapid detection assays.  B. anthracis virulence is dependent on the possession of two large plasmids, pXO1 and pXO2, which are responsible for the expression of an extracellular toxin and a polysaccharide capsule, respectively. The extracellular toxin is composed of three proteins: lethal factor, edema factor, and protective antigen.  B. anthracis, strain Sterne BAP708, lacks the pXO2 plasmid and has had the genes that make up the toxin deleted from the pXO1 plasmid. Additionally, a synthetic construct containing 5 signature sequences (small sequences from both pXO1 and pXO2) was inserted into the pXO1 plasmid backbone to provide nucleic acid assay targets, allowing the strain to substitute for the fully virulent B. anthracis in molecular testing.

Formalin-inactivated B. anthracis, strain Sterne BAP708 is functional in PCR and lateral flow immunoassays (LFI).

Each vial contains approximately 1 mL of formalin-inactivated B. anthracis, strain Sterne BAP708 in Tryptic Soy broth supplemented with 12.5% glycerol.
Citations: Acknowledgment for publications should read “The following reagent was obtained through BEI Resources, NIAID, NIH: Formalin-Inactivated Bacillus anthracis, Strain Sterne BAP708, NR-51402.”
Additional Information: Certificate of Inactivation
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