Combined Hepatitis C Virus, NS3/NS4/NS5
recombinant, E. coli
For in vitro use only!
Shipping: shipped on blue ice
Storage Conditions: store at -20 °C
avoid freeze/thaw cycles
Shelf Life: 12 months
Molecular Weight: 70 kDa
Purity: > 95 % (SDS-PAGE)
Form: liquid (Supplied in 50 mM NaPO4 pH 8.5, 2.4 mM EDTA, 5 mM DTT and 0.1% SDS)
Antigen in ELISA and Western blots, excellent antigen for detection of HCV with minimal specificity problems.
The protein contains the HCV nucleocapsid, NS3, NS4, and NS5 immunodominant regions. Combined Hepatitis C Virus protein is purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.
Background: Sequences from 4 gene products (proteins) of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) were scanned by using 3 different PCR-based techniques in search of the most immunoreactive regions suitable for the development of a diagnostic test for the detection of anti-HCV in human sera. All PCR fragments were cloned with pGEX4-2T expression vector and expressed in E. coli as chimeric proteins with glutathione S-transferase. The most diagnostically relevant proteins identified in this study were then constructed into one recombinant antigen.
Specificity: Immunoreactive with sera of HCV-infected individuals.
Kang et al. (2005) Proteomic profiling of cellular proteins interacting with the hepatitis C virus core protein. Proteomics 5:2227.
Fukutomi et al. (2005) Hepatitis C virus core protein stimulates hepatocyte growth: Correlation with upregulation of wnt-1 expression. Hepatology 41:1096.
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Lindh et al. (2005) Monitoring treatment response by the hepatitis C virus core antigen assay. Eur. J. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. 24:230.
Boni et al. (2005) Hepatitis C Virus Core Protein Acts as a trans-Modulating Factor on Internal Translation Initiation of the Viral RNA. J. Biol. Chem. 280:17737.