NP40 inactivation of vaccinia

Ian A. York iayork at
Wed Aug 7 09:13:18 EST 2002

Does anyone know whether 1% NP40 or triton X-100 will inactivate vaccinia
virus?  (We need to run an enzyme assay in cells infected with recombinant
vaccinia; the enzyme is stable in NP40, and if we can eliminate infectious
virus it will be much less work to run the asssays.)  I assume that,
vaccinia being enveloped, the detergent will inactivate it, but I'd like
to be sure.

    Ian York   (iayork at  <>
    "-but as he was a York, I am rather inclined to suppose him a
     very respectable Man." -Jane Austen, The History of England

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