HIV P24 [GST], recombinant protein from E. coli
Recombinant HIV-1 capsid protein p24, GST-tagged
Immunoreactive with sera of HIV-infected individuals.
> 95%, as determined by SDS-PAGE.
Lyophilized from 20mM PBS pH-7.8, 20mM NaCl 0.5M, 1mM DTT 8M urea.
2-8°C short term, -20°C long term
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a subgroup of 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.
p24 is a component of the HIV particle capsid. There are approximately 2000 molecules per virus particle, or at a molecule weight of 24 kDa, about 10^4 virus particles per picogram of p24.
HIV P24; Human immunodeficiency virus P24