Toxoplasma Gondii Microneme Protein 3
Toxoplasma gondii, 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
Purity: > 95 % (SDS-PAGE)
Form: liquid (Supplied in 50 mM Tris-HCl pH 8.0, 1.5 M urea and 50% glycerol)
Antigen in ELISA and Western blots, excellent antigen for detection of Toxoplasma gondii with minimal specificity problems.
The protein contains the Toxoplasma gondii MIC3 immunodominant regions, amino acids 234-306. The protein is purified by proprietary chromatographic technique.
Background: Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite that infects all warmblooded animals, including humans, and causes toxoplasmosis. The homodimeric micronemal protein MIC3, which is a potent adhesin molecule of T. gondii, could be a significant candidate vaccine against toxoplasmosis.
Specificity: Immunoreactive with sera of T. gondii- infected individuals.
Ismael et al. (2003) The MIC3 gene of Toxoplasma gondii is a novel potent vaccine candidate against toxoplasmosis. Infect. Immun. 71:6222.
Cerede et al. (2002) The Toxoplasma gondii protein MIC3 requires pro-peptide cleavage and dimerization to function as adhesin. EMBO J. 21:2526.
Garcia-Reguet et al. (2000) The microneme protein MIC3 of Toxoplasma gondii is a secretory adhesin that binds to both the surface of the host cells and the surface of the parasite. Cell. Microbiol. 2:353.