Product information "HIV gp41 Type O, Recombinant (Human Immunodeficiency Virus gp41 Type O)"
gp41 is a glycoprotein non-covalently-bound to gp120, and provides the second step by which HIV enters the cell. It is originally buried within the viral envelope, but, when gp120 binds to a CD4 receptor, gp120 changes its conformation, in such a way that the gp41 helps to initiate the process of membrane fusion between virus and cell. Source: Recombinant corresponding to HIV gp41 type O antigen fused to beta-galactosidase expressed in E. coli. Applications: Suitable for use in ELISA, Lateral Flow and Western Blot. Other applications not tested. Recommended Dilution: Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher. Storage and Stability: May be stored at 4°C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20°C. Aliquots are stable for at least 6 months at -20°C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.