Pseudotyped VSV-SARS-CoV-2 S-ΔG-Luciferase (Omicron variant, BA.2) encodes the antigenomic-sense (or positive-sense) RNA of a replicaton-restricted recombinant vesicular stomatitis virus (rVSV) in which the glycoprotein (G) gene has been replaced with SARS-CoV-2 spike protein (T19I, L24S, del25-27, G142D, V213G, G339D, S371F, S373P, S375F, T376A, D405N, R408S, K417N, N440K, S477N, T478K, E484A, Q493R, Q498R, N501Y, Y505H, D614G, H655Y, N679K, P681H, N764K, D796Y, Q954H, N969K). Because the infectivity of Pseudotyped VSV-SARS-CoV-2 S-ΔG-Luciferase is restricted to a single round of replication, the pseudotypes can be handled using BSL-2 containment practices. The pseudotype VSV particles encode Luciferase together with the VSV nucleocapsid (N), phosphoprotein (P), glycoprotein (G), and large polymerase subunit (L) in their pVSV-ΔG vector. When the VSV pseudovirus infect the target cells, Luciferase expression is proportional to the number of cells that were infected.
Biosafety Level: BSL-2
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