Technical Data
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RS Virus, RSV, Fusion Glycoprotein F0, Fusion Glycoprotein F1, Fusion Glycoprotein F2)
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a negative-sense, enveloped RNA virus. The virion is variable in shape and size (average diameter of between 120 and 300nm), is unstable in the environment (surviving only a few hours on environmental surfaces) and is readily inactivated with soap and water and disinfectants. It is the most common cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia among infants and children under 1 year of age. Illness begins most frequently with fever, runny nose, cough and sometimes wheezing. During their first RSV infection, between 25% and 40% of infants and young children have signs or symptoms of bronchiolitis or pneumonia, and 0.5% to 2% require hospitalization. Most children recover from illness in 8-15 days. The majority of children hospitalized for RSV infection are under 12 months of age. RSV also causes repeated infections throughout life, usually associated with moderate-to-severe cold-like symptoms; however, severe lower respiratory tract disease may occur at any age, especially among the elderly or among those with compromised cardiac, pulmonary, or immune systems.

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

Recommended Dilution:
Immunohistochemistry (Frozen): 1:100-1:500
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Storage and Stability:
Lyophilized powder may be stored at -20C. Stable for 12 months at -20C. Reconstitute with sterile ddH2O. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20C. Reconstituted product is stable for 12 months at -20C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.
200ul-20CBlue IceMouse
Not determined
Recombinant fusion proteins.
Supplied as a lyophilized powder. No preservatives added. Reconstitute in 200ul sterile ddH2O.
Recognizes Respiratory Syncytial Virus. Reacts with 2 fusion proteins, F0 (70kD) and F1 (48kD) subunits of the RSV present on RSV strains (Paramyxovirus 1, 2 & 3). No crossreactivity with other respiratory viruses.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.