Human rhinovirus (HRV) infections are the most frequent causative agents of common cold and various other upper respiratory tract infections. Rhinoviruses are members of the picornavirus family, which have a positive-sense, single-stranded RNA genome that is translated into a single polyprotein precursor. In the case of HRVs, the viral polyprotein is mainly processed by the proteases (2A and 3C) to generate functional proteins and enzymes. BioVision’s active HRV14 3C Protease is a recombinant form of the 3C protease from human rhinovirus type 14. The enzyme is highly pure with selective and high site-specific cleavage activity for Precission cleavage site (Leu-Glu-Val-Leu-Phe-Gln/Gly-Pro), thereby allowing for the production of recombinant proteins with minimal number of extra amino acids. HRV14 3C Protease also has therapeutic implications as a potential target for the development of antiviral agents.
Proteins & Peptides
Precission protease, 3C Protease