PA1-4100 detects the hepatitis G virus (HGV).
PA1-4100 has been successfully used in Western blot procedures.
The PA1-4100 immunogen is a synthetic peptide corresponding to residues C(2268) D K C E A R Q E(2276) of HGV.
Hepatitis G virus is from a group of viruses called GB viruses (GB virus A, GB virus B and GB virus C) and is also designated as GB virus C (GBV C). HGV is a positive stranded RNA virus, with a genome of 10 KB and appears, on the basis of genome length and organisation, to be a member of the Flaviviridae and distinct from the hepatitis C virus (HCV). HGV infection appears to be transmitted following receipt of blood from HGV RNA positive donors, however, these patients have only moderate liver enzyme elevations and do not develop chronic liver disease.
Protein Aliases: GBC glycoprotein E2; GBV-C; HepG; HGV