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NR-15743  Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, Armstrong
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Description: Armstrong
Organism: Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus
Biosafety Level: 3
Availability Status: In Stock
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Contributor: CH Calisher
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Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV), was first isolated by Armstrong and Lillie in 1933 while attempting to transmit infectious material from a fatal case of the 1933 St. Louis encephalitis epidemic. An apparently identical virus was subsequently isolated from two men suffering from acute bacteria-free lymphocytic meningitis in 1934.

The taxonomy of the family Arenaviridae has recently been revised with the creation of a new genus (Reptarenavirus) and the renaming of the genus Arenavirus as Mammarenavirus. To remove ambiguity between species and virus names, previously accepted species names were replaced with non-Latinized binomial names distinct from the virus names. Thus, Lymphocytic choriomeningitis mammarenavirus is the new taxonomic home of LCMV.

Each vial contains approximately 1 mL of clarified supernatant from Cercopithecus aethiops kidney epithelial cells (Vero E6; ATCC ® CRL-1586™) infected with LCMV, Armstrong.

Additional information and tools are available at ViPR (Virus Pathogen Resource).
Citations: Acknowledgment for publications should read "The following reagent was obtained through BEI Resources, NIAID, NIH: Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus, Armstrong, NR-15743."
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