Influenza A M2 antibody

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Antigen
Reactivity
Virus
(2)
Host
Rabbit
(2)
Clonality
Polyclonal
Application
ELISA, Western Blotting (WB)
(2)
Pubmed 3 references available
Catalog no. ABIN1002525
Quantity 100 µg
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Immunogen M2 antibody was raised in rabbits against a 13 amino acid peptide from amino terminus of H5N1 M2.
Isotype IgG
Purification Affinity chromatography purified via peptide column.
Target Type Virus
Background Influenza A virus is a major public health threat, killing more than 30,000 people per year in the USA. Novel influenza virus strains caused by genetic drift and viral recombination emerge periodically to which humans have little or no immunity, resulting in devastating pandemics. Influenza A can exist in a variety of animals, however, it is in birds that all subtypes can be found. These subtypes are classified based on the combination of the virus coat glycoproteins hemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase (NA) subtypes. During 1997, an H5N1 avian influenza virus was determined to be the cause of death in 6 of 18 infected patients in Hong Kong. The more recent virulent strain of H5N1 is now seen in Africa and Europe, as well as in Southeast Asia. There is some evidence of human to human spread of this virus, but it is thought that the transmission efficiency was fairly low. The influenza membrane ion channel (M2) is a small transmembrane protein that regulates the pH inside the virion during viral entry into the cell and protects the newly synthesized hemagglutinin during their transport through low pH cellular compartments. It has been suggested as a target of neutralizing antibodies.
Application Notes M2 antibody can be used for the detection of the M2 protein from the H5N1 strain of avian influenza A in ELISA. It will detect 10 ng of free peptide at 1 mg/ml. (Optimal dilution should be determined by user). Antibody can also be used for ELISA and might be suited for other applications not tested so far.
Restrictions For Research Use only
Format Liquid
Buffer Antibody is supplied in PBS containing 0.02% sodium azide.
Preservative Sodium azide
Precaution of Use This product contains sodium azide: a POISONOUS AND HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE which should be handled by trained staff only.
Handling Advice Antibody can be stored at 4ºC, stable for one year. As with all antibodies care should be taken to avoid repeated freeze thaw cycles. Antibodies should not be exposed to prolonged high temperatures. During shipment, small volumes of antibody will occasionally become entrapped in the seal of the product vial. For products with volumes of 200 myl or less, we recommend gently tapping the vial on a hard surface or briefly centrifuging the vial in a tabletop centrifuge to dislodge any liquid in the container’s cap.
Storage 4 °C
Expiry Date 12 months
Product cited in: Shortridge, Zhou, Guan et al.: "Characterization of avian H5N1 influenza viruses from poultry in Hong Kong." in: Virology, Vol. 252, Issue 2, pp. 331-42, 1999 (PubMed).

Alexander: "A review of avian influenza in different bird species." in: Veterinary microbiology, Vol. 74, Issue 1-2, pp. 3-13, 2000 (PubMed).

Thompson, Shay, Weintraub et al.: "Mortality associated with influenza and respiratory syncytial virus in the United States." in: JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 289, Issue 2, pp. 179-86, 2003 (PubMed).

Hosts (2)
Reactivities (2)
Applications (2)
Epitopes (2)
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