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Code: ABC505 D2-231


Research CategoryApoptosis & Cancer

Detect HERV using this rabbit polyclonal antibody, Anti-hERV-WL Antibody validated for use in western blotting & Flow Cy...

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Research CategoryApoptosis & Cancer

Detect HERV using this rabbit polyclonal antibody, Anti-hERV-WL Antibody validated for use in western blotting & Flow Cytometry.

Research Sub CategoryApoptosis - Additional

Western Blotting Analysis: A 1:1,000 dilution from a representative lot detected hERV-WL in Jurkat cell lysate.

Flow Cytometry Analysis: 1 µL from a representative lot detected hERV-WL in 1X10E6 Raji and COS-7 cells.


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General description

Human endogenous retrovirus (HERV) proviruses comprise a significant part of the human genome, with approximately 98,000 ERV elements and fragments making up nearly 8% of the DNA. All appear to be inactive containing many deletions and nonsense mutations having integrated into the genome likely millions of years ago but left over HERV DNA as played an active role in genome evolution for millions and years and many important genes expressed today have promoters and enhances that have come from HERV DNA sequences. The best studied example is that of the retroviral fusogenic env proteins. In humans, and other mammals, intact env proteins called syncytins are responsible for the formation and function of syncytiotrophoblasts. These multi-nucleated cells are mainly responsible for maintaining nutrient exchange and protecting the developing fetus from the mother′s immune system. The protein HERV-WL is an ancient retroviral envelope (env) protein. This endogenous envelope protein has retained its original fusogenic properties and participates in trophoblast fusion during placenta morphogenesis. HERV-WL gets cleaved into two functional chains upon expression. A surface protein named SU and a transmembrane protein called TM. SU mediates receptor recognition. This interaction triggers the refolding of the transmembrane protein (TM) and is thought to activate its fusogenic potential by unmasking its fusion peptide. The transmembrane protein (TM) acts as a class I viral fusion protein. During viral and target cell membrane fusion, the coiled coil regions (heptad repeats) assume a trimer-of-hairpins structure, positioning the fusion peptide in close proximity to the C-terminal region of the ectodomain. The formation of this structure appears to drive apposition and subsequent fusion of membranes. HERV is expressed during development and in the uterine and placental tissues in the adult.


Recombinant protein corresponding to human ERV-WL.

Physical form

Rabbit polyclonal serum in buffer containing 0.05% sodium azide.



Evaluated by Western Blotting in Tera-2 cell lysate.

Western Blotting Analysis: A 1:1,000 dilution of this antibody detected hERV-WL in 10 µg of Tera-2 cell lysate.

Storage and Stability

Stable for 1 year at -20°C from date of receipt.
Handling Recommendations: Upon receipt and prior to removing the cap, centrifuge the vial and gently mix the solution. Aliquot into microcentrifuge tubes and store at -20°C. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles, which may damage IgG and affect product performance.

Target description

~60 kDa observed

antibody formserum
antibody product typeprimary antibodies
biological sourcerabbit
Gene Informationhuman ... SEC23B(10483)
Quality Level100
shipped inwet ice
species reactivityhuman
technique(s)western blot: suitable, flow cytometry: suitable
UniProt accession no.P61561
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