SARS-Associated Coronavirus Matrix
recombinant, E. coli
For in vitro use only!
Shipping: shipped on gel packs
Storage Conditions: store at -20 °C
avoid freeze/thaw cycles
Shelf Life: 12 months
Molecular Weight: 30 kDa
Purity: > 95 % (SDS-PAGE)
Form: liquid (Supplied in 50 mM Tris-HCl, 60 mM NaCl and 50% glycerol)
Recombinant SARS-ACM Antigen may be used in ELISA and Western blots, excellent for detection of SARS with minimal specificity problems.
SARS-ACM contains the matrix protein immunodominant regions, amino acids: 182-216. SARS-ACM is purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.
Background: SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Coronavirus is an enveloped virus containing three outer structural proteins, namely the membrane (M), envelope (E), and spike (S) proteins. Spike (S)-glycoprotein of the virus interacts with a cellular receptor and mediates membrane fusion to allow viral entry into susceptible target cells. Accordingly, S-protein plays an important role in virus infection cycle and is the primary target of neutralizing antibodies.
Specificity: Immunoreactive with sera of SARSinfected individuals.
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