Varicella Zoster Virus
VZV is an alphaherpesvirus, related to herpes simplex viruses types 1 and 2. Its complex name reflects the fact that it causes two diseases, namely chickenpox (varicella) and shingles (herpes zoster).
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An open reading frame or ORF is a portion of an organism's genome which contains a sequence of bases that could potentially encode a protein. In a gene, ORFs are located between the start-code sequence (initiation codon) and the stop-code sequence (termination codon).
VZV Assays and Components
Monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies to proteins of the virus as well as non-structural regulatory and assembly proteins. All have been evaluated for IFA and western blot function.
Infected cell extracts, nuclear extracts, density gradient purified virus, glycoprotein fractions and more. Many are characterized with a full SDS-PAGE and western blot profile.