SARS-Associated Coronavirus Spike Mosaic S(C)
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: 37 kDa
Purity: > 95 % (SDS-PAGE)
Form: liquid (Supplied in 25 mM Tris-HCl, 0.4% sarcosyl, 0,25% Triton X-100 and 50% glycerol)
Recombinant SARS-ACSM Antigen may be used in ELISA and Western blots, excellent for detection of SARS with minimal specificity problems.
SARS-ACSM contains the C-terminal t section of the Spike protein immunodominant fragments, amino acids: 1051-1076, 1121-1154, 1162-1190. SARS-ACSM is purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.
Background: The spike (S) glycoprotein of coronaviruses mediates viral entry into host cells. Spike (S)-glycoprotein of the virus interacts with a cellular receptor and mediates membrane fusion to allow viral entry into susceptible target cells. It is a type 1 viral fusion protein that characteristically contains two heptad repeat regions, denoted HR-N and HR-C, that form coiled-coil structures within the ectodomain of the protein. Previous studies have shown that the two heptad repeat regions can undergo a conformational change from their native state to a 6-helix bundle (trimer of dimers), which mediates fusion of viral and host cell membranes.
Specificity: Immunoreactive with sera of SARSinfected individuals.
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Bosch et al. (2004) Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) infection inhibition using spike protein heptad repeat-derived peptides. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 101:8455.