LVG Golden Syrian Hamster

Crl:LVG(SYR)
Outbred
Our LVG Golden Syrian Hamster can be used for coronavirus research
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LVG Golden Syrian Hamster Details

The Golden Syrian Hamster is applicable for studies relating to SARS-CoV-2 due to its high levels of sequence homology with human ACE2 receptors and strong viral titers within 48 hours of inoculation. The model exhibits maximum clinical signs such as high lung viral load, cytokine activation, spleen and lymphoid atrophy, and can develop serum antibodies.


 
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Three members of a litter captured in Syria in 1930 were retained in captivity. It is the progeny of these golden hamsters that were first imported to the United States in 1938. Descended from two original colonies acquired by Lakeview in 1949 and 1951. Closed outbred colony since 1951. To Charles River in 1969.

Coat Color
Medium tan

Strain Code
049

Ideal For
SARS-CoV-2, carcinogenicity, behavioral studies, toxicity, infectious disease, general multipurpose model

LVG Golden Syrian Hamster US Growth Chart

LOCATION: Kingston
UNIT: K62
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LVG Golden Syrian Hamster Details

The Golden Syrian Hamster is applicable for studies relating to SARS-CoV-2 due to its high levels of sequence homology with human ACE2 receptors and strong viral titers within 48 hours of inoculation. The model exhibits maximum clinical signs such as high lung viral load, cytokine activation, spleen and lymphoid atrophy, and can develop serum antibodies.


 
evaluate the LVG Syrian Hamster model to further your research


Animal Model Evaluation Program

Learn how our animal model evaluation program can help you determine if the LVG Golden Syrian Hamster is right for your research.

Evaluate This Model


Three members of a litter captured in Syria in 1930 were retained in captivity. It is the progeny of these golden hamsters that were first imported to the United States in 1938. Descended from two original colonies acquired by Lakeview in 1949 and 1951. Closed outbred colony since 1951. To Charles River in 1969.

Coat Color
Medium tan

Strain Code
049

Ideal For
SARS-CoV-2, carcinogenicity, behavioral studies, toxicity, infectious disease, general multipurpose model

Growth Chart for LVG Golden Syrian Hamster Colony at Vital River Laboratories in China

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For additional information, including pricing details, please visit the LVG Golden Syrian hamster page on the Vital River Laboratories website.

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Golden Syrian Hamster

  • How are Golden Syrian Hamsters used in SARS-CoV2 research?

    The LVG Golden Syrian Hamster supports growth of SARS-CoV-2 with robust viral titers within 48 hours of inoculation. Ease of handling, natural infection, and efficient transmission make this an ideal research model for your COVID-19 studies. Applications:

    • Investigation of pathogenesis and transmission of SARS-CoV-2
    • Vaccine and treatment generation against SARS-CoV-2
  • What are some features of the LVG Golden Syrian Hamster?
    • High level of sequence homology with human ACE2 receptor
    • Consistent infection with SARS-CoV-2
    • Maximum clinical signs such as alveolar damage, high lung viral load, cytokine activation, spleen and lymphoid atrophy, and development of serum antibodies