The hemagglutinin (HA) gene is mapped to segment 4 of Influenza B viral genome. HA is a dominant antigen present on the influenza viral surface. HA is a homotrimer, in which each monomer is produced as a single polypeptide. This monomer is cleaved into two subunits HA1 and HA2 by the host protease.
Influenza hemagglutinin protein is a nonapeptide derived from the major spike membrane glycoprotein of the human influenza virus. This strain specific glycoprotein is a homotrimer of 84 kDa monomers. Each monomers contain two disulfide-linked subunits: HA1 and HA2.
Anti-HA is produced in rabbit using a synthetic peptide corresponding to amino acid residues of the human Influenza hemagglutinin (HA), conjugated to KLH. The antibody is affinity-purified on the immobilized immunizing peptide.
Anti-HA antibody is specific for N- or C-terminal HA-tagged fusion proteins. The product may detect cross-reacting bands in certain mammalian cells. The immunizing HA peptide (Product No.I2149) specifically inhibits the staining of the HA-tagged protein band.