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Mosaic electron micrograph covering the entire cross section of a VeroE6 cell infected with SARS-CoV. The image represents a 100nm thick plane through the center of the infected cell.
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18700, 16000, 59
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0.0017, 0.0017, 0.0017

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CCDB:6023*
Project: P2005
Project name
Membrane Modifications Induced by Corona Virus
Description
Electron tomography of African Green Monkey epithelial cells infected with SARS-coronavirus
Funding agency
Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC, the Netherlands), Council for Chemical Sciences of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NOW-CW grants 700.52.306 and 700.55.002), European Commission under context of Euro-Asian SARS-DTV Network (SP22-CT-2004-511064)
Leader(s)
Kèvin Knoops
Abraham J. Koster
A. Mieke Mommaas and Eric J. Snijder
Collaborator(s)
Marjolein Kikkert
Sjoerd H.E. van den Worm
Jessika C. Zevenhoven-Dobbe
Yvonne van der Meer
Start date
02-01-2005
End date
02-01-2005
 
Experiment
Experiment ID
6014
Experiment date
06-22-2006
Title
Electron Tomography of Membrane Modification
Purpose
Study the membrane modification of African Green Monkey epithelial cells post-infection of SARS-coronavirus
Experimenter(s)
Kevin Knoops
Microscopy product
Microscopy product ID
6023
Instrument
FEI Tecnai 12
Microscopy type
TEM
Product type
MOSAIC
Image basename
Zoom1
Spatial Axis Image Size Pixel Size
X 2023px 1.7 nm/pixels
Y 2023px 1.7 nm/pixels
Subject
Species
monkey
Scientific name
Cercopithecus aethiops
Strain
Vervet
Group by
time after infection
Treatment
7 hrs post-infection with SARS-CoV strain Frankfurt-1 (provided by Dr. H. F. Rabenau 603 and Dr. H. W. Doerr (Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
Age class
n/a
Tissue section
Anatomical location
epithelium
Microtome
Leica UC6 ultramicrotome
Thickness
0.1 µm
Specimen description
Organ
kidney
Cell type
VeroE6
Imaging parameters
Type
Electron microscopy product
Recording medium
Slow scan cooled 2K CCD camera
Magification
18500
Accelerating voltage
120 kV
Specimen preparation
Protocol used
For ultrastructural morphological investigations, SARS-CoV-infected Vero E6 cells were pre-fixed (for biosafety reasons) overnight with 3% paraformaldehyde in 0.1M PHEM buffer (60 mM piperazide-1,4-bis[2-ethanesulfonic acid], 25 mM HEPES, 2 mM MgCl2, 10 mM EGTA) at various time points after infection. For cryo-fixation, cell monolayers adhered to Thermanox coverslips (Nunc, Denmark) were plunged into liquid ethane. Freeze substitution was performed at -90C in an automated freeze-substitution system (Leica, Austria) using an FS medium consisting of 90% acetone and 10% water, containing 1% osmium tetroxide and 0.5 % uranyl acetate. After washing with pure acetone at RT, the samples were embedded in epoxy LX-12 resin. Thin sections were collected on 100 Mesh grids, 1.25% pioloform support film contrasted with uranyl acetate and lead hydroxide and subsequently viewed at 80 kV with a Philips CM-10 transmission electron microscope (Philips, The Netherlands).