MV belongs to the Beta herpesvirinae subfamily of Herpesviridae which includes herpes simplex virustypes 1 and 2, varicella-zoster virus, and Epstein-Barrvirus. The herpesviruses share a characteristic ability to remain latentover long periods.CMV is a double-stranded linear DNA virus with 162 hexagonal protein capsomeres surrounded by a lipid membrane. CMV has the largest genome of the herpes viruses, ranging from 230-240 kilobase pairs. Human CMV is composed of unique and inverted repeats that include the existence of 4 genome isomers caused by inversion of L-S genome components (class E). Replication may be divided into immediate early, delayed early, and late gene expression based on time of synthesis after infection. The DNA is replicated by rolling circles. In vitro, CMV replicates in human fibroblasts.
The E.Coli derived recombinant artificial mosaic protein contains the CMV gB immunodominant regions 11-67 amino acids, fused with a 26 kDa GST Tag, the protein weight is 6.5kDa, having a total weight of 32.5 kDa.
CMV gB was purified by proprietary chromatographic technique.
CMV gB protein is >95% pure as determined by 10% PAGE (coomassie staining).
25mM Tris pH 7.2, 1mM EDTA and 50% glycerol.
CMV gB protein although stable at 4°C for 1 week, should be stored below -18°C.
Please prevent freeze thaw cycles.
Immunoreactive with sera of CMV-infected individuals.
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