Contamination of transplantable murine tumors with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus.

P. N. Bhatt, R. O. Jacoby, Stephen W Barthold

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Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) was isolated from a transplantable tumor after mice bearing the tumor began to die prematurely. Tumor lines, mice and laboratory personnel that had an association with the index laboratory were tested for LCMV infection. Testing of tumor lines from the index laboratory and four other laboratories revealed that 16 of 55 tumor samples used in vivo and one of eight tumor samples maintained in vitro were contaminated with LCMV. Laboratory personnel and uninoculated mice that were exposed to infected tumors had no LCMV antibody. The use of carefully monitored seed stocks is recommended to protect transplantable tumors that may be inadvertently contaminated by viruses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)136-139
Number of pages4
JournalLaboratory Animal Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)


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