Rotavirus A (strain RVA/Cow/Canada/C486/1977/G6P6) (RV-A)
Outer capsid glycoprotein VP7
The shelf life is related to many factors, storage state, buffer ingredients, storage temperature and the stability of the protein itself. Generally, the shelf life of liquid form is 6 months at -20°C/-80°C. The shelf life of lyophilized form is 12 months at -20°C/-80°C.
Repeated freezing and thawing is not recommended. Store working aliquots at 4°C for up to one week.
Outer capsid protein involved in attachment and possibly entry into the host epithelial cell. It is subsequently lost, together with VP4, following virus entry into the host cell. The outer layer contains 780 copies of VP7, grouped as 260 trimers. Rotavirus attachment and entry into the host cell probably involves multiple sequential contacts between the outer capsid proteins VP4 and VP7, and the cell receptors. In integrin-dependent strains, VP7 seems to essentially target the integrin heterodimers ITGAX/ITGB2 and ITGA5/ITGB3 at a postbinding stage, once the initial attachment by VP4 has been achieved (By similarity).