HIV type 1 Protease protein, recombinant protein from E. coli
Recombinant Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 protease
20 mM sodium acetate, 200 mM NaCl, 10% glycerol, 1 mM EDTA, 0.5 mM DTT, 0.05% PEG 8000, 1 mM NaN3, pH 5.0
2-8°C short term, -20°C long term
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (slowly replicating retrovirus) that causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections and cancers to thrive. Without treatment, average survival time after infection with HIV is estimated to be 9 to 11 years, depending on the HIV subtype. Infection with HIV occurs by the transfer of blood, semen, vaginal fluid, pre-ejaculate, or breast milk. Within these bodily fluids, HIV is present as both free virus particles and virus within infected immune cells.
A protease (also termed peptidase or proteinase) is any enzyme that conducts proteolysis, that is, begins protein catabolism by hydrolysis of the peptide bonds that link amino acids together in the polypeptide chain forming the protein.
HIV-1 protease; HIV1 Protease