Trim5a Primary Antibody
TRIM5-alpha is a protein that is found in the cells of many mammals and fends of various retrovirus infections. It protects monkeys from infection with HIV-1, and humans from infection with some other viruses. If a retrovirus has entered a cell, it needs to shed its capsid in order to reversely transcribe its genes, so that they can be expressed by the host cell. It is believed that TRIM5 alpha, which is present in the cytoplasm, somehow recognizes the capsid and blocks its shedding, thereby stopping the virus in its tracks. It thus represents an intracellular defense completely separate from the rest of the body's immune system.
Ascitic fluid containing 0.03% sodium azide.
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Figure 1: Western blot analysis using Trim5? mouse mAb against human breast carcinoma tissue lysate.
Figure 2: Immunohistochemical analysis of paraffin-embedded human metastatic adenocarcinoma(A) and stomach adenocarcinoma (B), showing cytoplasmic localization using Trim5? mouse mAb with AEC staining (A) and DAB staining(B).
Figure 3: Western blot analysis using Trim5? mouse monoclonal antiobdy against truncated Trim5?recombinant protein.
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