Target Protein: E1 glycoprotein
Immunogen Range: 801-900/1063
Source: KLH conjugated synthetic peptide derived from Rubella Virus E1 envelope glycoprotein
Purification: Purified by Protein A.
Storage Buffer: Aqueous buffered solution containing 1% BSA, 50% glycerol and 0.09% sodium azide.
Storage Condition: Store at -20°C for 12 months..
Background: Rubella virus (RV), the sole member of the genus Rubivirus within the family Togaviridae, is a small enveloped, positive strand RNA virus. The nucleocapsid consists of 40S genomic RNA and a single species of capsid protein which is enveloped within a host-derived lipid bilayer containing two viral glycoproteins, E1 (58 kDa) and E2 (42-46 kDa). In virus infected cells, RV matures by budding either at the plasma membrane, or at the internal membranes depending on the cell type and enters adjacent uninfected cells by a membrane fusion process in the endosome, directed by E1-E2 heterodimers. The heterodimer formation is crucial for E1 transport out of the endoplasmic reticulum to the Golgi and plasma membrane. In RV E1, a cysteine at position 82 is crucial for the E1-E2 heterodimer formation and cell surface expression of the two proteins. E1 has been shown to be a type 1 membrane protein, rich in cysteine residues with extensive intramolecular disulphide bonds [PMID: 11682134]
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For research use only. Not intended for diagnostic or therapeutic use.