HTLV-1 p24 Recombinant produced in E.Coli covers full length of HTLV-1 p24 and contains 188 amino acids having a molecular size 21kDa. HTLV-1 p24 is purified by proprietary chromatographic technique.
Human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV) is a human, single-stranded RNA retrovirus that causes T-cell leukemia and T-cell lymphoma. The virus activates a subset of T-helper cellscalled Th1cells. The result is a proliferation of Th1 cells and overproduction of Th1 related cytokines (mainly IFN-gamma and TNF-alpha). Feedback mechanisms of these cytokines cause a suppression of the Th2 lymphocytes and a reduction of Th2 cytokine production (mainly IL-4, IL-5, IL-10 and IL-13). The end result is a reduction in the ability of the infected host to mount an adequate immune response to invading organisms that require a predominantly Th2 dependant response (these include parasitic infections and production of mucosal and humoral antibodies). HTLV-1 p24 is usually used for clinical diagnosis and forms both monomer and dimer on SDS-PAGE gel but the majority of protein is a dimer.
Sterile Filtered clear solution. HTLV-1 p24 protein solution containing PBS, pH-7.4.
188 amino acids
Protein is >95% pure as determined by 12% SDS-PAGE (coomassie staining).
The products are furnished for LABORATORY RESEARCH USE ONLY. The product may not be used as drugs, agricultural or pesticidal products, food additives or household chemicals.
HTLV-1 p24 although stable at 4°C for 1 week, should be stored below -18°C. Please prevent freeze thaw cycles.