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NR-51  Vaccinia virus, Lister (Elstree)
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Description: Lister (Elstree)
Organism: Vaccinia virus
Biosafety Level: 2
Availability Status: In Stock
Store at: -60°C or colder
Contributor: ATCC®

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.

Vaccinia virus (VACV), strain Lister (Elstree) was deposited to ATCC ® by Dr. James H. Nakano at the Centers for Disease Control in 1978, after isolation from the skin of a sheep. The Lister (Elstree) strain was widely used during the World Health Organization (WHO) program on the eradication of smallpox. Although very effective, it induced rare but severe adverse effects. This was one of the reasons for the discontinuation of vaccination after eradication. The complete genomic sequence of VACV, Lister has been determined (GenBank: AY678276).

Each vial contains approximately 1 mL of cell lysate and supernatant from Cercopithecus aethiops kidney epithelial cellsinfected with VACV, Lister (Elstree).

Note: If homogeneity is required for your intended use, please purify prior to initiating work.

Vaccination recommended for laboratory staff manipulating vaccinia, monkeypox, or cowpox viruses [CDC/NIH Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, 5th ed, 2009].

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: Vaccinia Virus, Lister (Elstree), NR-51.”
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  • Customers located in the state of Hawaii will need to contact the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to determine if an Import Permit is required. A copy of the permit or documentation that a permit is not required must be sent to ATCC in advance of shipment.
  • USDA APHIS VS 16-6 or 16-6A permit must be obtained and a copy of the permit must be sent to ATCC in advance of shipment. The Application Form VS 16-3 (Import controlled material import or transport organisms or vectors) must be submitted to USDA APHIS Veterinary Services to obtain the VS 16-6 or 16-6A permit.

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