Since SARS and MERS coronaviruses are pathogenic, research on them requires bio-safety level-3 procedures which can be difficult carry out in most commercial and university laboratories. An alternative approach is to pseudotype lentiviral particles with the coronavirus coat proteins. This enables researchers to carry out studies on these viral elements in S2 laboratories.
We offer third-generation replication-incompetent lentiviral vectors expressing Luciferase reporter gene, packaged as viral particles which are pseudotyped with the MERS coronavirus spike protein (S-protein), which recognizes and binds to the DPP4 cell surface receptor to mediate coronavirus cell entry. The particles were functionally tested by Luciferase assay performance (signal increase of at least 10-fold above background) in Cellecta HeLa-Dpp4 Overexpression Cells.
This product enables investigators to run neutralization assays and related studies that investigate factors which influence MERS Coronavirus spike recognition and binding to target cells in S2 laboratories.
Contents: 2 ml MERS CoV S-protein pseudotyped lentiviral particles, functionally tested by Luciferase assays in HeLa-DPP4 overexpression cells.
Number of Reactions: 40 rxns when using 50 ul reagent per well in a 96-well plate