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Detect specific viruses and verify targets involved in the immunological response to viral infection

Given the recent SARS-CoV-2 crisis, researchers around the world are diligently working to gain a better understanding of virology, viral infections, and spread.  With a comprehensive portfolio of real-time PCR (qPCR) assays covering the most common viruses causing infectious disease, Thermo Fisher Scientific will help you advance your virology research.  Applied Biosystems TaqMan Gene Expression Assays include assays that detect specific viral strains and assays that quantitate the expression levels of immunology transcripts involved in the host response to viral infection.

Explore our TaqMan solutions for SARS-CoV-2 research

Many novel research papers have emerged focused on how SARS-CoV-2 enters human cells and how the immune system responds to the infection. These discoveries are critical to build the body of knowledge surrounding SARS-CoV-2 infection and the resulting COVID-19 disease.  These studies can point to both vaccine development strategies and therapeutic approaches for treating COVID-19.  

The TaqMan Assay portfolio contains solutions that go beyond just gene expression. The table below contains TaqMan Assay solutions for many of the genes implicated in SARS-CoV-2 infection. These solutions include gene expression, SNP genotyping, and copy number variation assays.

Viral entry factors Chemokines & receptors Other targets
ACE2 CCL20 IFIT1
TMPRSS2 CCL3 IFNGR1
FURIN CCL5 IFNGR2
CTSB CXCL1 IFT43
CTSL CXCL10 ISG15
ANPEP CXCL3 KRT4
DPP4 CXCL9 KRT7
ST6GAL1 CCR1 STAT1
ST3GAL4 CCR5  
Cytokines Pro-inflammatory and cytotoxic mediators
IL10 GNLY KLRB1
IL15 GZMA KLRC1
IL18 GZMB KLRC2
IL1B GZMK KLRD1
IL8 IFNG TGFB1
  PRF1 TNF

Explore our TaqMan solutions for virology research

TaqMan Gene Expression Assay products

Search for a pre-designed TaqMan Assay for your viral species using the research tool below.

Here is a selection of our pre-designed TaqMan Assays for viral detection:

Hepatitis virus HBV HBV HCV        
Herpes simplex virus HSV1 HSV2          
Human adenovirus HAV2 HAV1 HAV5        
Human BK virus HBKV            
Human coronavirus CoV_229E CoV_HKU1 CoV_NL63 CoV_OC43 MERS_CoV SARS_CoV  
Human enterovirus EV_pan EV_D68          
Human herpesvirus HHV3 HHV4 HHV4 HHV5 HHV5 HHV6 HHV7
Human immunodeficiency virus HIV1 HIV2 HIV2        
Human papillomavirus HPV16            
Human parainfluenza virus hPIV1 hPIV2 hPIV3        
Human T-cell lymphotropic virus HTLV1 HTLV2 HTLV2        
JC virus JC virus            
Mumps Mumps            
Simian virus 40 SV40            
West Nile Virus WNV WNV          

TaqMan Array products

TaqMan Arrays are pre-spotted 96-well plates or 384-well microfluidic array cards, saving you the time of pipetting many assays into an empty plate.  Just add your cDNA and master mix and you’re ready to go.  Custom TaqMan Arrays allow you to choose exactly which targets you want to spot on your plate.

Configure Custom TaqMan Array plates (96-well standard 0.2 mL and fast 0.1 mL) 
Configure Custom TaqMan Array cards (384-well)
Contact our Specialty TaqMan Plating team to inquire about Custom TaqMan 384-well plates.

For a selection of fixed content TaqMan Array products focused on immune profiling and pathways, please visit our immunology research page. These fixed content array products are inventoried with a minimum order quantity of 1 for plates and 4 for cards.

We also offer a variety of flexible content TaqMan Array products focused on targets known to be involved in the immunological response to viral infection.  Flexible panels contain curated gene content, but you have the option to make changes before ordering.  They are available in 96-well array plates (minimum order of 6 plates), 384-well array cards (minimum order of 10 cards), and OpenArray.  To learn more, visit our TaqMan Flexible Content Panel webpage.  Here is a selection of flexible panels related to viral infection:

DNA virus infections Human Mouse Rat
Flavivirus infections Human Mouse Rat
HIV infections Human Mouse Rat
Human HIV infection and host response Human    
Lentivirus infections Human Mouse Rat
Tumor virus infections Human Mouse Rat