HSP65 isolated from Mycobacterium bovis BCG, is a member of the HSP60 family of heat shock proteins (2, 3). HSP60s are mitochondrial chaperonins that are typically held responsible for the transportation and refolding of proteins from the cytoplasm into the mitochondrial matrix. In addition to its role as a heat shock protein, HSP60 functions as a chaperonin to assist in folding linear amino acid chains into their respective three-dimensional structure. HSP60s are a ubiquitous class of HSPs that specifically promote the folding and assembly of cellular polypeptides in an ATP-dependent manner (1). Specifically, sequence comparison of HSP65 from different mycobacterium strains showed that the protein sequence of M. bovis BCG is identical to that of M. tuberculosis, and very similar to that of M. leprae, the pathogens that cause tuberculosis and tuberculoid leprosy, respectively (2,4). Mycobacterium bovis BCG HSP65 was identified as the immunodominant antigen during mycobacterial diseases and vaccination. It is also believed to be the antigen that induces autoimmune disease, such as adjuvant arthritis in rats (5, 6).
Mycobacterium bovis BCG
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This product has been certified >90% pure using SDS-PAGE analysis.
Mycobacterium bovis BCG Recombinant HSP65 Partial Protein
60kDa chaperonin 2 Protein, Antigen A Protein, Cell wall protein A Protein, groEL Protein, GroEL2 Protein, GroL2 Protein, M. Tuberculosis cell wall protein A Protein, M. Tuberculosis HSP65 Protein, Protein Cpm60 2 Protein
Primary research area
Cancer, Heat Shock
WB, SDS-PAGE, Functional Assay, ELISA
Protein expression model
>90% High purity
Recommended buffer for storage
20mM Tris, 150mM NaCl, 10% glycerol
Lot/batch specific. See included datasheet.
Blue Ice or 4°C
Supplementary useful information
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Protein cell localization
1. Koll H., et al. (1992) Cell. 68: 1163-1175. 2. Thole J.E.R., et al. (1985) Infect. Immuno. 50: 800-806. 3. Thole J.E.R., et al., (1987) Infect. Immuno. 55: 1466-1475. 4. Shinnick T.M. Sweetser D., Thole J., van Embden J. and Young R.A. (1987) Infect. Immuno. 55: 1932-1935. 5. Van Eden W., et al. (1988) Nature 331: 171-178. 6. Cobelens P.M., et al. (2002) Rheumatology 41: 775-779.
27742830, 17920518, 26925118, 25463133, 24066722
Functional Assay, Functional Assay, ELISA, Functional Assay, Western Blot Control
Tested species reactivity
Human, Mouse, M. bovis
Representative figure legend
SDS-PAGE of 65kDa M. Bovis Hsp65 protein (SPR-116). SDS-Page of M. Bovis HSP65 Protein (SPR-116)
Total weight (kg)
Net weight (g)
Recombinants or rec. proteins