Technical Data
SARS, Spike Protein (CT) (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, SARS-CoV, SARS Associated Coronavirus)
It has recently been shown that SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) is caused by a human coronavirus. Human coronaviruses are the major cause of upper respiratory tract illness, such as the common cold, in humans. Coronaviruses are positive-stranded RNA viruses, featuring the largest viral RNA genomes known to date (27-31 kb). The first step in coronavirus infection is binding of the viral spike protein, a 139-kD protein, to certain receptors on host cells. The spike protein is the main surface antigen of the coronavirus. The glycosilated spike protein (as well as the nucleocapsid protein) can be detected in infected cell culture supernatants with antisera from SARS patients.

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.
PabIgGAffinity Purified
100ug-20CBlue IceRabbit
As reported
Synthetic peptide corresponding to amino acids at the C-terminus of the SARS Spike glycoprotein.
Purified by immunoaffinity chromatography.
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, 0.02% sodium azide.
Recognizes the C-terminal of the spike protein of SARS-associated coronavirus.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
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