Viral MIP-2 (vMIP-2) is a chemokine analog encoded by the human herpes virus, and has been shown to have antagonist activity towards several chemokine receptors. Recombinant Viral MIP-2 is a 7.9 kDa protein consisting of 70 amino acids, including the four highly conserved cysteine residues present in CC chemokines.
Amino Acid Sequence
Determined by the inhibitory effect on monocyte migration response to human MIP-1 alpha using a concentration range of 1.0µg-10.0µg/ml of viral MIP-2 will inhibit 25ng/ml of human MIP-1 alpha.
Endotoxin level is <0.1 ng/μg of protein (<1EU/μg).
Centrifuge the vial prior to opening. Reconstitute in water to a concentration of 0.1–1.0 mg/ml. Do not vortex. For extended storage, it is recommended to further dilute in a buffer containing a carrier protein (example 0.1% BSA) and store in working aliquots at –20°C to –80°C.