Technical Data
Endogenous Retrovirus Type K, Human, gag protein (HERV K)
Endogenous retroviruses contribute to the evolution of the host genome and can be associated with diseases in their hosts. Human endogenous retrovirus K (HERV-K) is related to mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV) and is present in the genomes of catarrhines (humans, apes, and cercopithecoids (old world monkeys)). All humans have about 30 to 50 HERV-K proviruses in their germline DNA. Expression of HERV-K genes has been reported in several tissues including male germ cell tumors and normal placenta where budding viral particles can be detected.

Suitable for use in ELISA and Western Blot. Other applications not tested.

Recommended Dilutions:
ELISA: 1:2000
Western Blot: 1:8000
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20C. Aliquots are stable for 12 months aftere receipt. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
MabIgG15i76Affinity Purified
100ug-20CBlue IceMouse
HERV K gag antigen (82kD).
Purified by Protein G affinity chromatography.
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, pH 7.4.
Recognizes human endogenous retrovirus type K (HERV K) gag and capsid antigens.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
1. Toenjes, R.R. et. al. (1997) Virology 233: 280 - 291. 2. Barbulescu, M. et. al. (1999) Curr. Biol. 9: 861 - 868.