Product Description for HTLV1 gp21
Properties for HTLV1 gp21
|Product Category||Proteins & Growth Factors|
|PDF datasheet||View Datasheet|
|Manufacturer||Acris Antibodies GmbH|
|Material safety datasheet||MSDS for Proteins (de)|
|Purity||>95.0% pure as determined by 10.0% SDS-PAGE (coomassie staining) and RP-HPLC.
Purification Method: HTLV-1 gp21 was purified by proprietary chromatographic technique.
|Application||HTLV-1 gp21 can be used as an antigen in ELISA and Western Blots.
Excellent reagent for correct detection of HTLV infections, with minimal specificity problems.
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).
Store undiluted at 2-8°C for one month or (in aliquots) at -20°C for longer.