Posted 30 May 2011 - 08:26 AM
I work with hybridomas and I suspect my cell cultures are infected with some kind of virus.
I think so because the cells behave in a weird way and they die after a couple of passages. There is no evidence of bacteria, including mycoplasma. As we dicharged bacteria (and fungi) contamination, we conclude it must be a virus.
My question is whether there is any drug/kit to identify this potential virus and to treat these cells.
Thank you very much in advance.
Posted 30 May 2011 - 10:38 PM
Posted 30 May 2011 - 10:44 PM
Posted 31 May 2011 - 08:44 PM
Also, when you say no evidence of mycoplasma, what do you mean?
When you say your cells behave weird what do you mean?
Have you got any pictures of healthy versus these "weird" cells.
Don't you have any stocks of your cells frozen down?