Product nameRecombinant Hepatitis C Virus NS3 protein
See all Hepatitis C Virus NS3 proteins and peptides
Biological activityReactivity with human HCV positive serum undetermined.
Purity> 95 % SDS-PAGE.
Purity of proteins is evaluated by SDS-PAGE
Expression systemEscherichia coli
Protein lengthProtein fragment
Amino acids1450 to 1643
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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. Store at +4°C short term (1-2 weeks). Upon delivery aliquot. Store at -20°C long term. Avoid freeze / thaw cycle.
Constituents: 48% Urea, 0.078% Beta mercaptoethanol, 0.316% Tris HCl, 50% Glycerol
This product is an active protein and may elicit a biological response in vivo, handle with caution.
- Hepatitis C Virus NS3
RelevanceHCV 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 including NS3, and several non-structural proteins necessary for viral replication. The NS3 part of the polyprotein displays three enzymatic activities: serine protease, NTPase and RNA helicase. The NS3 serine proteinase (NS3P) is a non-structural hepatitis C protein responsible for proteolytic processing of other non-structural proteins; because of this, it is also the most extensively studied protein of the Hepatitis C genome. It is responsible for proteolytic processing of the entire downstream region of the HC polyprotein, catalyzing cleavage at the NS3/NS4a, NS4a/NS4b, NS4b/NS5a, and NS5a/NS5b sites to release the mature NS3, NS4a, NS4b, NS5a, and NS5b proteins.For proper function, NS3 requires NS4a as a cofactor, but, interestingly enough, NS3 also cleaves the NS4a protein. The molecular weight of the monomer NS3P is 70 kDa.
Cellular localizationEndoplasmic reticulum membrane
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.
ab49025 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.