Human embryonic kidney cell, HEK293-derived sars-cov-2 Spike protein Val16-Thr1273 (Arg682Ser, Arg685Ser, Lys986Pro, Val987Pro)
>90%, by SDS-PAGE visualized with Silver Staining and quantitative densitometry by Coomassie® Blue Staining.
<0.10 EU per 1 μg of the protein by the LAL method.
N-terminal sequence Analysis
Protein identity confirmed by mass spectrometry.
Predicted Molecular Mass
140-180 kDa, under reducing conditions.
Measured by its binding ability in a functional ELISA with Recombinant Human ACE-2 His-tag (Catalog # 933-ZN).
Recombinant SARS-CoV-2 Full-length Spike Protein, CF Scientific Data Examples
Recombinant SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Binding Activity.
Recombinant SARS-CoV-2 Spike (Catalog # 11058-CV) binds Recombinant Human ACE-2 His-tag ( 933-ZN) in a functional ELISA.
Formulation, Preparation and Storage
What does CF mean?
CF stands for Carrier Free (CF). We typically add Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) as a carrier protein to our
Adding a carrier protein enhances protein stability, increases shelf-life, and allows the recombinant
protein to be stored at a more dilute concentration.
The carrier free version does not contain BSA.
What formulation is right for me?
In general, we advise purchasing the recombinant protein with BSA for use in cell or tissue culture, or
as an ELISA standard.
In contrast, the carrier free protein is recommended for applications, in which the presence of BSA
Supplied as a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS and n-Dodecyl-beta-Maltoside.
The product is shipped with dry ice or equivalent. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.
Stability & Storage:
Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
6 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after opening.
3 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after opening.
SARS-CoV-2, which causes the global pandemic coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), belongs to a family of viruses known as coronaviruses that also include MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV-1. Coronaviruses are commonly comprised of four structural proteins: Spike protein (S), Envelope protein (E), Membrane protein (M) and Nucleocapsid protein (N) (1). The SARS-CoV-2 S protein is a glycoprotein that mediates membrane fusion and viral entry. The full-length S protein consists of an extracellular domain (ECD), divided into a S1 and S2 subunit, a transmembrane domain and a short cytoplasmic domain. The S protein forms a homotrimeric structure, characteristic of Coronaviruses, with the S1 subunit forming the bulbous head the and S2 subunit forming the stalk region (2). In SARS-CoV-2, as with most coronaviruses, proteolytic cleavage of the S protein into S1 and S2 subunits is required for activation. The S1 subunit is focused on attachment of the protein to the host receptor while the S2 subunit is involved with cell fusion (3-5). The S protein of SARS‑CoV‑2 shares 75% and 29% aa sequence identity with S protein of SARS-CoV-1 and MERS, respectively. The S Protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, like the SARS-CoV-1 counterpart, binds a metallopeptidase, Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme 2 (ACE‑2), but with much higher affinity and faster binding kinetics through the receptor binding domain (RBD) located in the C-terminal region of S1 subunit (6). It has been demonstrated that the S Protein can invade host cells through the CD147/EMMPRIN receptor and mediate membrane fusion (7, 8). Polyclonal antibodies to the RBD of the SARS‑CoV‑2 protein have been shown to inhibit interaction with the ACE-2 receptor, confirming RBD as an attractive target for vaccinations or antiviral therapy (9). There is also promising work showing that the RBD may be used to detect presence of neutralizing antibodies present in a patient's bloodstream, consistent with developed immunity after exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 (10). This is the full-length version of the SARS-CoV-2 S protein containing both the transmembrane and cytoplasmic domains. The SARS-CoV-2 S protein cytoplasmic domain contains a cysteine-rich region as well as a COPI and COPII region, which helps facilitate S protein accumulation on the plasma membrane (11).
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