SARS-CoV-2 Spike RBD Protein
The SARS-CoV-2 viral spike protein is a surface glycoprotein encoded by the S gene. It binds the host receptor angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) via the receptor-binding domain (RBD), and is therefore considered to be good target to block viral entry.
The SARS-CoV-2 Spike RBD is a recombinant protein containing amino acids 319-541 encoded by the S gene sequence, with a C-terminal 6xHis tag.
The protein is manufactured in HEK293 cells with greater than 95% purity.
The sensitivity of Covid-19 antibody screening tests has been debatable due to highly variable antibody responses in Covid-19 patients. We have demonstrated that effective Covid-19 antibody screening tests must include both Nucleocapsid and Spike RBD antigens. The use of only one SARS-CoV-2 antigen, fails to detect a significant number of positives. Studies are ongoing to establish the probability of patients eliciting a humeral response to SARS-CoV-2 Nucleocapsid, Spike RBD or both.
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