Technical Data
SARS M Protein (CT) (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Matrix Glycoprotein)
A novel coronavirus has recently been identified as the causative agent of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome). Coronaviruses are a major cause of upper respiratory diseases in humans. The genomes of these viruses are positive-stranded RNA approximately 27-31kb in length. The M protein (Membrane protein, Matrix protein) is one of the major structural viral proteins. It is an integral membrane protein involved in the budding of the viral particles and interacts with S (Spike) protein and the nucleocapsid protein.

Suitable for use in ELISA. Other applications not tested.

Recommended Dilution:
ELISA: 1ug/ml
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4C for short-term only. For long-term storage and to avoid repeated freezing and thawing, aliquot and store at -20C. Aliquots are stable for at least 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.
PabAffinity Purified
100ug-20CBlue IceRabbit
As reported
Synthetic peptide corresponding to amino acids at the C-terminus of the SARS M protein.
Purified by immunoaffinity chromatography.
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, 0.02% sodium azide.
Recognizes the C-terminal of the M protein of SARS-associated coronavirus.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
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