Recombinant HIV1 Reverse Transcriptase protein (ab63979)


  • Product name
    Recombinant HIV1 Reverse Transcriptase protein
  • Protein length
    Full length protein


  • Nature
  • Source
    Escherichia coli


Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab63979 in the following tested applications.

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

  • Biological activity
    Specific activity determined as 10,000 to 20,000 units/mg. Definition of activity: Activity of 1 nanomole intake of dTMP in 10 min is considered 1 unit with poly(rA) and oligo(dT) as template and primer at 37°C.
  • Applications



    Functional Studies

    Western blot

  • Purity
    > 90 % SDS-PAGE.

  • Form
  • Additional notes
    ab63979 has been derived from infectious plasmid clone pNL4-3 and belongs to Group B of HIV-1.
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Preparation and Storage

  • Stability and Storage

    Shipped at 4°C. Upon delivery aliquot. Store at -80°C. Avoid freeze / thaw cycle.

    Preservative: None
    Constituents: 50% Glycerol, 0.1% Triton-X-100, 50mM Sodium chloride, 5mM Magnesium chloride, 40mM Tris HCl, 10mM Beta mercaptoethanol, pH 8.3

    This product is an active protein and may elicit a biological response in vivo, handle with caution.

General Info

  • Alternative names
    • HIV 1 Reverse transcriptase
    • HIV1 RT
    • Human Immunodeficiency virus 1
    • p51 RT
    • p66 RT
    • Reverse transcriptase p51 subunit
    • Reverse transcriptase p66 subunit
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  • Relevance
    HIV1 Reverse Transcriptase is an RNA-dependent DNA polymerase of HIV1 (AIDS virus), subtype B origin. It is responsible for the production of a double stranded DNA copy of the single stranded RNA genome that is contained in the HIV1 virus particle and primed by the host cell lysine-tRNA which partly unfolds and anneals to the 5' end of the viral genomic RNA. This is extended by the polymerase function of RT to give a DNA-RNA hybrid. It also has RNaseH activity which degrades the RNA component of this hybrid once it has been copied.


  • Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis of ab63979.


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Customer reviews and Q&As

Yes there are 200 units/vial.

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This can vary from lot to lot, but 1 vial of the current lot of HIV1 reverse transcriptase protein is 10 ug in 50 ul.

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ab63979 HIV1 Reverse Transcriptase protein has been functionally tested as noted on the online datasheet, which reads

"Specific activity determined as 10,000 to 20,000 units/mg. Definition of activity: Activity of 1 nanomole in...

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I have heard back from the lab and they have told me that the protein concentration was measured by BCA method using assay kit from Pierce and the concentration was also confirmed by OD280. They measured the co...

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