Anti-Hepatitis B Virus Surface Antigen (Ad/Ay) antibody [86C] (ab20758)

Overview

Properties

Applications

Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab20758 in the following tested applications.

The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Abreviews Notes
ELISA Use at an assay dependent dilution.
WB 1/200. Predicted molecular weight: 25 kDa. See PubMed 19208682. We recommend blocking with milk and incubating ab20758 overnight.

Target

  • RelevanceHepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection induces a disease state characterised by liver damage, inflammation and viral persistence. Infection also increases the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma. HBV belongs to the Hepadnaviridae family of viruses. Its genome consists of partially double stranded circular DNA. The DNA is enclosed in a nucleocapsid, or core antigen (HBcAg), which is surrounded by a spherical envelope (surface antigen or HBsAg). The core antigen shares its sequences with the e antigen (HBeAg) but no cross reactivity between the two proteins has been observed. The HBV genome also encodes a DNA polymerase that also acts as a reverse transcriptase. Hepatitis B infection is normally diagnosed from serological tests that detect HBsAg but as the disease progresses this antigen may no longer be present in the blood and tests for HBcAg are used. If HBsAg can be detected in the blood for longer than six months, chronic hepatitis B is diagnosed. The antigenic determinant of the protein moiety of the HBsAg determines specific characteristics of different serotypes and provides the basis of immunodetection. HBsAg has antigenic heterogeneity, specifically, two pairs of sub specific determinants, d/y and w/r allow the following combinations: adw, ayw, adr, ayr.
  • Cellular localizationVirion membrane
  • Alternative names
    • HBsAg antibody
    • HBV major surface antigen antibody
    • HBV surface antigen antibody
    • Hepatitis B Virus major surface antigen antibody
    • Major surface antigen antibody
    • S antibody
    see all

References for Anti-Hepatitis B Virus Surface Antigen (Ad/Ay) antibody [86C] (ab20758)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Fernandez AF  et al. The dynamic DNA methylomes of double-stranded DNA viruses associated with human cancer. Genome Res 19:438-51 (2009). WB ; Human . Read more (PubMed: 19208682) »

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We are able to provide certificates of compliance instead of certificates of analysis, so I have prepared the CoC for the lot of ab20758 that we currently have in stock. If you will need a CoC fo...

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I can confirm that the epitope recognized by ab20758 has not been mapped. The immunogen was native HBsAg. The antibody recognizes HBsAg subtypes ad and ay. We unfortunately do not have any information about testing of this antibody with mutant HBsAg. ...

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