Key features and details
- Expression system: Escherichia coli
- Suitable for: WB, ELISA
Product nameRecombinant Hepatitis C Virus Core Antigen protein
See all Hepatitis C Virus Core Antigen proteins and peptides
Expression systemEscherichia coli
Protein lengthProtein fragment
Amino acids105 to 302
Additional sequence informationab49018 is amino acids 105 - 302 and thus spans a portion of the p19 and p21 core proteins as well as a portion of the envelope glycoprotein E1.
Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab49018 in the following tested applications.
The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
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Preparation and Storage
Stability and Storage
Shipped at 4°C. Upon delivery aliquot and store at -20°C. Avoid freeze / thaw cycles.
Preservative: 0.01% Sodium azide
Constituents: 9% Urea, 0.395% Tris HCl, 0.0292% EDTA, 50% Glycerol (glycerin, glycerine)
- Core protein p21
- HCV core antigen
- HCV core protein
- Hepatitis C Virus core protein
RelevanceThe hepatitis C virus (HCV) core protein represents the first 191 amino acids of the viral precursor polyprotein and is cotranslationally inserted into the membrane of the endoplasmic reticulum. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) core is a viral structural protein; it also participates in some cellular processes, including transcriptional regulation. However the mechanisms of core-mediated transcriptional regulation remain poorly understood. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) core protein is thought to contribute to HCV pathogenesis through its interaction with various signal transduction pathways. In addition, HCV core antigen is a recently developed marker of hepatitis C infection. The HCV core protein has been previously shown to circulate in the bloodstream of HCV-infected patients and inhibit host immunity through an interaction with gC1qR. Hepatitis C Virus is a positive, single stranded RNA virus in the Flaviviridae family. The genome is approximately 10,000 nucleotides and encodes a single polyprotein of about 3,000 amino acids. The polyprotein is processed by host cell and viral proteases into three major structural proteins and several non structural proteins necessary for viral replication. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) causes most cases of non-A, non-B hepatitis and results in most HCV infected people developing chronic infections, liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. T cell responses, including interferon-gamma production are severely suppressed in chronic HCV patients.
Cellular localizationEndoplasmic reticulum
To our knowledge, customised protocols are not required for this product. Please try the standard protocols listed below and let us know how you get on.
ab49018 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.