Name: SV40 Antibody (Clone MRQ-4).
Description and aplications: SV40, Simian Virus 40 is a polyomavirus that is found in both monkeys and humans. Like other polyomaviruses, SV40 is a DNA virus that has the potential to cause tumors. SV40 is believed to suppress the transcriptional properties of tumor-suppressing p53 in humans through the SV40 large T-antigen and SV40 small T-antigen. It is generally assumed that large T-antigen is the major protein involved in neoplastic processes and the large T-antigen predominantly exerts its effect through deregulation of tumor suppressor p53, which is responsible for initiating regulated cell death (“apoptosis”), or cell cycle arrest when a cell is damaged. A mutated p53 gene may contribute to uncontrolled cellular proliferation, leading to a tumor. The hypothesis that SV40 might cause cancer in human has been a particularly controversial area of research. Some research has suggested that SV40 is associated with brain tumors, bone cancers, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and malignant mesothelioma. SV40 may act as a cocarcinogen with crocidolite to cause mesothelioma.
Composition: anti-human SV40 mouse monoclonal antibody purified from ascites fluid by chromatography. Prepared in 10mM PBS, pH 7.4, with 0.2% BSA and 0.09% sodium azide.
Immunogen:A synthetic peptide corresponding to residues on the N terminus of human Survivin protein.