C-terminal 6xHis tagged ectodomain of gH (EBV) protein (a.a. 1-679)
Each vial contains 100 μg of purified protein in PBS.
2-8°C short term, -20°C long term
The Epstein–Barr virus (EBV), also called human herpesvirus 4 (HHV-4), is a virus of the herpes family and is one of the most common viruses in humans. It is best known as the cause of infectious mononucleosis (glandular fever). It is also associated with particular forms of cancer, such as Hodgkin's lymphoma, Burkitt's lymphoma, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, and central nervous system lymphomas associated with HIV. There is evidence that infection with the virus is associated with a higher risk of certain autoimmune diseases, especially dermatomyositis, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. Infection with EBV occurs by the oral transfer of saliva
The viral three-part glycoprotein complexes of gHgLgp42 mediate B cell membrane fusion; while the two-part complexes of gHgL mediate epithelial cell membrane fusion. EBV that are made in the B cells have low numbers of the gHgLgp42 complexes as the three-part complexes interact with HLA class II in the endoplasmic reticulum and are degraded. In contrast, EBV from epithelial cells are rich in the three-part complexes because these cells do not have MHC class II. As a result, EBV made from B cells are more infectious to epithelial cells, and EBV made from epithelial cells are more infectious to B cells.
Epstein–Barr virus; Herpesviridae; Gammaherpesvirinae; Lymphocryptovirus; Human herpesvirus 4; HHV-4; EBV; gH/gp42 Complex; gHgp42 Complex