Use of plant protein hydrolysates for varicella virus production in serum-free medium

Bok Hwan Chun, Yong Kwon Lee, Won G. Bang, Namhyun Chung

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Serum-free media containing no animal-derived components were assessed for their efficacy to produce live attenuated varicella virus. Serum-free medium containing an ultrafiltrate of soy protein acid hydrolysate and lipid resulted in a viral production yield comparable to media containing fetal bovine serum, indicating that varicella virus can be produced without the risk of contamination associated with the use of bovine serum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-248
Number of pages6
JournalBiotechnology Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Feb 1



  • Lipid
  • plant hydrolysate
  • Serum-free medium
  • Varicella
  • Virus culture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology

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