Binds to the E2 (gp53) protein of Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus Type 1 (BVDV-1) and to Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus Type 2 (BVDV-2). IgG1 isotype. Can be used as a reagent to detect both BVDV-1 and BVDV-2 using indirect immunofluoresence or indirect immunoperoxidase reactions. Does not work with formalin-fixed tissues. This monoclonal antibody is produced as mouse ascites fluid, clarified by centrifugation, and filtered through a 0.2 micrometer filter. The concentration is 1.0 mg/ml in phosphate-buffered saline, preserved with sodium azide. This antibody is stabilized by the addition of 4 mg/ml BSA.
Note: BVDV-1 genotypes usually produce only mild diarrhea in immunocompetent cattle, while BVDV-2 genotypes can produce thrombocytopenia, hemorrhages, and acute fatal disease. The viruses of either genotype may exist as one of two biotypes, cytopathic or noncytopathic.