Technical Data
HIV-1 (Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1)
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections and cancers to thrive. Infection with HIV occurs by the transfer of blood, semen, vaginal fluid, pre-ejaculate, or breast milk. Within these bodily fluids, HIV is present as both free virus particles and virus within infected immune cells. The four major routes of transmission are unsafe sex, contaminated needles, breast milk, and transmission from an infected mother to her baby at birth (perinatal transmission). Screening of blood products for HIV has largely eliminated transmission through blood transfusions or infected blood products in the developed world.

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

Recommended Dilutions:
Western Blot: 1:1000
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. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
100ug-20CBlue IceMouse
HIV-1 gp41 recombinant antigen (aa466-753, Strain IIIB)
Purified by ammonium sulfate precipation.
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, pH 7.2 0.01% sodium azide
Recognizes HIV-1 gp41.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.