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Influenza-B Qingdao

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  • Influenza-B Qingdao
  • Influenza-B Virus Qingdao/102/91
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Catalogue number

IHA-016

Introduction

Influenza-B virus is a genus in the virusfamily Orthomyxoviridae. The only species in this genus is called "Influenza B virus". Influenza B virus only infects humansand seals. This limited host range is apparently in contrast with those caused by the similar Influenza virus Aas both mutate by both genetic drift and reassortment. Influenza-B virus evolves slower than A viruses and faster than C viruses. Influenza-B virus mutates at a rate 2-3 times lower than type A. However, influenza B mutates enough that lasting immunity is not possible. The Influenza B virus capsidis enveloped while its virionconsists of a matrix protein + envelope + nucleoprotein complex + nucleocapsid, and a polymerasecomplex. Influenza B is sometimes spherical and sometimes filamentous. Its 500 or so surface projections are made of hemagglutinin and neuraminidase.
The Influenza B virus is 14648 nucleotideslong and consists of eight segments of linear negative-sense, single-stranded RNA. The multipartite genome is encapsidated, each segment in a separate nucleocapsid, and the nucleocapsids are surrounded by one envelope.

Description

Allantoic fluid of 10 days old embryonated eggs, inoculated with influenza B virus, strain B/Qingdao/102/91. The Influenza B Virus was purified by Ultracentrifugation with 10-40 % sucrose gradient.

Inactivation

Thimerosal and beta propiolactone treatment
This product has been treated in a manner consistent with methods of inactivation. Generally accepted good laboratory practices appropriate to microbiological/viral safe handling practices and techniques are required at work.

Physical Appearance

Sterile Filtered colorless solution.

Formulation

The B/Qingdao/102/91 solution contains 0.1M NaCl, 10mM Tris HCl, 1mM EDTA pH-8, 0.1% sodium azide (NaN3) and 0.005% thimerosal.

Stability

B/Qingdao/102/91 although stable 4°C for 4 weeks, should be stored below -18°C.
Please prevent freeze-thaw cycles.

Immunological Activity

Serological studies of influenza B virus, immunogen for antibody production.
Tested with anti-influenza B monoclonal antibodies in ELISA.

Purity

Greater than 90.0% as determined byAnalysis by SDS-PAGE.

Usage

ProSpec's products are furnished for LABORATORY RESEARCH USE ONLY. The product may not be used as drugs, agricultural or pesticidal products, food additives or household chemicals.
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