|Tested species reactivity||Virus|
|Host / Isotype||Rat / IgG1|
|Immunogen||Bacterial TrpE-LMP2A fusion protein.|
|Storage buffer||PBS, pH 7.4|
|Contains||0.09% sodium azide|
|Storage Conditions||4°C or -20°C if preferred|
|Tested Applications||Dilution *|
|Immunohistochemistry (Paraffin) (IHC (P))||Assay Dependent|
|Western Blot (WB)||1/100 - 1/1000|
Heat-mediated antigen retrieval using a sodium citrate buffer (pH 6.0) is recommended for the staining of paraffin sections.
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a human herpes virus, which is associated with conditions such as Hodgkin's disease and Burkitt's Lymphoma and is the causative agent in mononucleosis in adolescents. EBV latently infects B lymphocytes. Infected B cells express EBV nuclear antigens and latent proteins LMP1, LMP2A and LMP2B. LMP2A forms aggregates in the plasma membranes of B lymphocytes, where it functions as a negative regulator of the Src and Syk protein tyrosine kinases. Studies show that LMP2A blocks B-cell receptor (BCR) signal transduction in EBV immortalized B cells in vitro and may play an important role in maintaining a latent EBV infection within the peripheral blood B cells of infected individuals.