Recombinant protein of the receptor binding domain (RBD), Mutant (L452R-T478K) of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-2019) Spike S1 from Wuhan pneumonia virus with C-terminal His/GFP-Tag. The mutations L452R-T478K are characteristic for the fast spreading SARS-CoV-2 virus variants B.1.617 emerged in India. These mutations are affecting the receptor binding domain (RBD) of the spike protein, which the virus uses to bind to human cells receptors and enter them. Due to the mutations, the virus is allowed to bind with higher affinity to human ACE2 receptor which results in increased transmissibility of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Product Name: SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Spike S1 Protein (RBD, Mutant (L452R, T478K)), GFP/His-Tag
- Catalog No.: P2020-049
- RefSeq Links: NC_045512.2; MN908947.3; YP_009724390.1; QHD43416.1; GeneID: 43740568; UniProt: P0DTC2
Synonyms: SARS-CoV-2; coronavirus; SARS-CoV-2 spike RBD; SARS-CoV-2 spike protein; 2019-nCoV; COVID-2019; COVID-19; RBD (L452R, T478K); 501.V2; VUI-202012/01; B.1.617; B1617; B.1.617.1; B16171; B.1.617.2; B16172; B.1.617.3; B16173; Indian Variant; ; E484Q; T478K
“In our COVID-19 projects, we have had very good experience with the SARS-CoV-2 proteins produced by trenzyme: rapid and reliable production of the functional proteins from different cell lines continued to provide first-class support for our projects.”
Dr. Peter Rauch
CANDOR Bioscience GmbH, Wangen, Germany
Species: SARS-CoV-2; Wuhan seafood market pneumonia virus
- Tags: GFP/His-tag, C-terminal
Sequence without tags (AA 319-541):
X indicates mutation sites
- Expression Host: human, HEK293
- Formulation: PBS, pH 7,4
- Format: Liquid, stored and shipped at -80°C
- Purity: > 95% as determined by SDS-PAGE
The spike (S) glycoprotein of coronaviruses is essential for binding of the virus to the host cell at the beginning of the infection process. The target protein is also a major immunogen and a possible target for entry inhibitors.
The SARS-CoV-2 spike (S) protein is a large type I transmembrane protein composed of two subunits, S1 and S2. The S1 subunit contains a receptor-binding domain (RBD) responsible for binding to the host cell receptor angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2). Several mutants of the spike protein are known. A new SARS-CoV-2 lineage called B.1.617, exhibits 13 mutations. Compared to the previously circulating variants, the mutations L452R and T478K of the SARS-CoV-2 Spike S1 (RBD) may cause a stronger affinity of the spike protein to hACE2 and also conferring an increasing ability to evade the hosts’ immune system.
1 Veklury® (remdesivir) formulations inhibit initial membrane-coupled events of SARS-CoV-2 infection due to their sulfobutylether-β-cyclodextrin content
Authors: Tamas Kovacs, Kitti Kurtan, Zoltan Varga, Peter Nagy, Gyorgy Panyi, Florina Zakany
First published: 27 February 2023
Background and Purpose
Despite its contradictory clinical performance, remdesivir (Veklury®) has a pivotal role in COVID-19 therapy. Possible contributions of the vehicle, sulfobutylether-β-cyclodextrin (SBECD) to Veklury® effects have been overlooked. The powder and ... read more