Target Protein: HCV-NS4a
Immunogen Range: 1694-1735/3010
Source: KLH conjugated synthetic peptide derived from HCV-NS4a
Purification: Purified by Protein A.
Storage: Aqueous buffered solution containing 1% BSA, 50% glycerol and 0.09% sodium azide. Store at 4°C for 12 months.
Background: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is an enveloped, positive-strand RNA virus classified within the genus Hepacivirus in the family Flaviviridae. The nonsegmented HCV genome is 9.6-kb and encodes a long polyprotein that is cleaved by cellular and viral proteases into at least 10 distinct products. The N-terminal region of this polyprotein encodes the viral structural proteins: core and two envelope glycoproteins, E1 and E2. The remainder of the polyprotein encodes nonstructural (NS) proteins: p7, NS2, NS3, NS4A, NS4B, NS5A, and NS5B. NS4A is the smallest NS protein. It encodes an N-terminal hydrophobic alpha-helix that anchors NS3-4A to cellular membranes, a middle “cofactor” peptide that forms a beta-strand and contributes to proper folding of the NS3 serine protease domain, and a C-terminal acidic region that forms an alpha-helix at low pH.
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For research use only. Not intended for diagnostic or therapeutic use.