Prevalence and Characterization of Murine Leukemia Virus Contamination in Human Cell Lines
Cell culture supernatants of the infected cell lines NCI-H82 and VERO-B4 were harvested after 45 and 44 days after infection, respectively. MS2 phage RNA was reverse transcribed with an MS2-specific primer and the MLV derived RT of the samples in the presence of MnCl2. The cDNA was then amplified with a second MS2-specific primer applying PCR. The signals of the cell lines infected with LCL-HO supernatant may potentially be ascribed to the activity of SMRV derived RT. dpi: days post infection.