Technical Data
Varicella Zoster Virus, gp4, Strain Ellen (VZV)
VZV is a member of the human herpes virus family which causes two distinct clinical manifestations: childhood chickenpox (Varicella) and shingles (Zoster). Varicella is the outcome of the primary infection with VZV, whereas, Zoster is the result of VZV reactivation from latently infected sensory ganglia which occurs predominantly in aging and immuno-suppressed individuals.

Suitable for use in Indirect Immunofluorescence and Immunoprecipitation. Other applications have not been tested.

Recommended Dilution:
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 after receipt. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
MabIgG2a,k9L760Affinity Purified
500ug-20CBlue IceMouse
VZV Ellen Strain from VZV-infected monkey kidney cells (BSC-1).
Purified by Protein G affinity chromatography.
Supplied as a liquid in 20mM sodium phosphate dibasic, pH9.0. No preservatives added.
Recognizes VZV glycoprotein IV and to a lesser extent VZV glycoprotein I (VZVgE) by immunoprecipitation test. This clone reacts with both precursor and mature glycoprotein IV (VZVgI).
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
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