Real-time cell analysis – A new method for dynamic, quantitative measurement of infectious viruses and antiserum neutralizing activity

Zheng Teng, Xiaozhou Kuang, Jiayu Wang, Xi Zhang
2013 Journal of Virological Methods  
A newly developed electronic cell sensor array -the xCELLigence real-time cell analysis (RTCA) system is tested currently for dynamic monitoring of cell attachment, proliferation, damage, and death. In this study, human enterovirus (HEV71) infection of human rhabdomyosarcoma (RD) was used as an in vitro model to validate the application of this novel system as a straightforward and efficient assay for quantitative measurement of infectious viruses based on virus-induced cytopathic effect (CPE).
more » ... Several experimental tests were performed including the determination of optimal seeding density of the RD cells in 96-well E-plates, RTCA real-time monitoring of the virus induced CPE and virus titer calculation, and viral neutralization test to determine HEV71 antibody titer. Traditional 50% tissue culture infective dose (TCID 50 ) assay was also conducted for methodology comparison and validation, which indicated a consistent result between the two assays. These findings indicate that the xCELLigence RTCA system can be a valuable addition to current viral assays for quantitative measurement of infectious viruses and quantitation of neutralization antibody titer in real-time, warranting for future research and exploration of applications to many other animal and human viruses.
doi:10.1016/j.jviromet.2013.06.034 pmid:23835032 fatcat:5ldc56yiqzbmxllirxxtipfsei