Viral CMV UL146/vCXC1 Antibody

  
  • Species Reactivity
    Viral
  • Specificity
    Detects viral CMV UL146/vCXC1 in direct ELISAs and Western blots. In direct ELISAs, no cross-reactivity with recombinant human CXCL1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, recombinant mouse CXCL1, 2, 6, 9, 10, 12, recombinant rat CXCL1, 3, recombinant viral MIP-I, -II, or -III is observed.
  • Source
    Monoclonal Mouse IgG2A Clone # 76520
  • Purification
    Protein A or G purified from ascites
  • Immunogen
    E. coli-derived recombinant viral CMV UL146/vCXC1
  • Formulation
    Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with Trehalose. *Small pack size (SP) is supplied as a 0.2 µm filtered solution in PBS.
  • Endotoxin Level
    <0.10 EU per 1 μg of the antibody by the LAL method.
  • Label
    Unconjugated
Applications
  •  
    Recommended
    Concentration
    Sample
  • Western Blot
    1 µg/mL
    Recombinant Viral CMV UL146/vCXC1 (Catalog # 620-CM)
  • Neutralization
    Measured by its ability to neutralize CMV UL146/vCXC1-induced chemotaxis in the BaF3 mouse pro‑B cell line transfected with human CXCR2. The Neutralization Dose (ND50) is typically 1.5-7.5 µg/mL in the presence of 0.3 µg/mL Recombinant Viral CMV UL146/vCXC1.
Please Note: Optimal dilutions should be determined by each laboratory for each application. General Protocols are available in the Technical Information section on our website.
Data Examples
Chemotaxis Induced by CMV UL146/vCXC1 and Neutralization by CMV UL146/vCXC1 Antibody.

Recombinant Viral CMV UL146/vCXC1 (Catalog # 620-CM) chemoattracts the BaF3 mouse pro-B cell line transfected with human CXCR2 in a dose-dependent manner (orange line). The amount of cells that migrated through to the lower chemotaxis chamber was measured by Resazurin (Catalog # AR002). Chemotaxis elicited by Recombinant Viral CMV UL146/vCXC1 (0.3 µg/mL) is neutralized (green line) by increasing concentrations of Mouse Anti-Viral CMV UL146/vCXC1 Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB620). The ND50 is typically 1.5‑7.5 µg/mL.

Preparation and Storage
  • Reconstitution
    Reconstitute at 0.5 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
  • Shipping
    The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below. *Small pack size (SP) is shipped with polar packs. Upon receipt, store it immediately at -20 to -70 °C
  • Stability & Storage
    Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
    • 12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
    • 1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
    • 6 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
Background: UL146/vCXC1

Cytomegalovirus (CMV), a member of the beta herpesvirus subfamily, typically causes subclinical or latent infections in the normal adult population. However, CMV can cause congenital disease during pregnancy and is a human opportunistic pathogen that affects immunocompromised individuals. The CMV genome has been shown to contain homologs of cellular immunomodulatory proteins, including US28 (a CC chemokine receptor) and a MHC class I homolog. Virulent CMV clinical isolates have also been shown to carry at least 19 genes, designated UL133-UL151, that are not found in laboratory strains that have lost virulence characteristics. Two of these genes, UL146 and UL147, exhibit sequence similarity to CXC chemokines.

The CMV UL146 open-reading frame encodes a 117 amino acid residue precursor protein with a predicted 22 residues signal peptide that is cleaved to generate the mature protein. Recombinant UL146 has been shown to induce calcium mobilization, chemotaxis and degranulation of neutrophils.

  • References:
    1. Dairaghi, D. et al. (1998) Sem. Virol. 8:377.
    2. Cha, T.A. et al. (1996) J. Virol.70:78.
  • Long Name:
    Cytomegalovirus UL146
  • Alternate Names:
    HHV5wtgp117; UL146; vCXC1; vCXCL1; Y18
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