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Table 2 Infection of various cell lines with GFP-expressing HRSV.

From: Use of a novel cell-based fusion reporter assay to explore the host range of human respiratory syncytial virus F protein

Cell line 20 hrs 48 hrs 120 hrs
Vero +++ ++++ ++++
AK-D + ++ -
MDBK +++ ++++ +++
MDCK + + +
Tb1Lu + + +
XLK-WG - + +
E. Derm ++ ++ +
HeLa ++ +++ ++++
NCI-H292 ++ +++ +++
293T ++ ++++ ++++ *
HEp-2 +++ ++++ ++++
Mv1Lu +++ ++++ +++
NIH/3T3 + + +
LLC-PK1 + - -
RK-13 ++ ++ ++
BHK-21 - ++ +++
QT6 + ++ ++++
A549 + +++ ++
MT-4 + ++ ++
  1. - = few isolated weakly positive cells
  2. + = <1–5% GFP positive cells in culture
  3. ++ = 5–30% GFP positive cells in culture
  4. +++ = 30–60% GFP positive cells in culture
  5. ++++ = >60% GFP positive cells in culture
  6. * wide spread cell death