Technical Data
Influenza A Hemagglutinin H5 (Avian H5N1)
Influenza A virus is a major public health threat, killing more than 30,000 people per year in the USA. Novel influenza virus strains caused by genetic drift and viral recombination to which humans have little or no immunity, emerge periodically, resulting in devastating pandemics. Influenza A can exist in a variety of animals; however it is in birds that all subtypes can be found. These subtypes are classified based on the combination of the virus coat glycoproteins hemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase (NA) subtypes. During 1997, an H5N1 avian influenza virus was determined to be the cause of death in 6 of 18 infected patients in Hong Kong. There was some evidence of human to human spread of this virus, but it is thought that the transmission efficiency was fairly low. HA interacts with cell surface proteins containing oligosaccharides with terminal sialyl residues. Virus isolated from a human infected with the H5N1 strain in 1997 could bind to oligosaccharides from human as well as avian sources, indicating its species-jumping ability.

Suitable for use in hemagglutinin inhibition (HI) test, Indirect ELISA and Dot Blot. Other applications have not been tested.

Recommended Dilutions:
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Recommended Pair:
Capture Detection
I7649-40B3 I7649-41B

Sp2/0 myeloma cells with spleen cells from Balb/c mice.

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 after receipt. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
MabIgG2a8J159Affinity Purified
100ug-20CBlue IceMouse
As Reported
Purified Avian Influenza Virus Type A (H5N1).
Purified by Protein G chromatography. ( 95% pure by SDS-PAGE)
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, pH 7.4, 0.09% sodium azide.
Recognizes Hemagglutinin H5 in Hemagglutinin Inhibition (HI) test. Reacts with H5N1, H5N2 and H5N9 strains. Does not cross react with other hemagglutinin types (H1, H2, H3, H4, H6, H7, H8, H9, H10, H11, H12, H13, H14 and H15).
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.