Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 Integrase
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: 32 kDa
Purity: > 95 % (SDS-PAGE, HPLC)
Form: liquid (Supplied in 25 mM Tris-HCl pH 8.0, 1.5 M urea, 0.2% Triton-X and 50% glycerol)
May be used in ELISA and Western blots, excellent antigen for early detection of HIV seroconvertors with minimal specificity problems.
The E.coli derived recombinant protein is a non-glycosylated polypeptide chain, containing the HIV-1 immunodominant regions from the p31 protein (intergrase) 9-289 amino acids, fused with a GST tag at N-terminus. HIV belongs to the retrovirus family, distinguished by possession of a viral reverse transcriptase that transcribes viral RNA into DNA which is integrated into the host-cell genome. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) integrase (IN), one of the three virally encoded enzymes required for HIV-1 replication, must covalently join the viral cDNA into a host chromosome for productive HIV infection.
Specificity: Immunoreactive with all sera of HIV-I infected individuals.
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