Influenza B virus is predominantly a human pathogen, although it has been found to infect seals. The limited host range of influenza B and a slower rate of mutation than influenza A appears to preclude development of influenza B pandemics, but influenza B is a significant human pathogen and on an individual basis, infection may result in death.
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).
Influenza B 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.