Zika virus is a single-stranded RNA virus that causes Zika virus disease and is a member of the genus Flavivirus, which includes West Nile virus, Dengue virus, and Yellow Fever virus. Zika is mainly transmitted by the female Aedes aegypti mosquito. The Zika virus RNA genome is translated into a single polyprotein which encodes capsid (C), membrane (M), and 7 nonstructural proteins (NS1, NS2A, NS2B, NS3, NS4A, NS4B, and NS5). The nonstructural proteins aid in replicating and packaging of the RNA genome as well as in inhibiting various host cell pathways.
Cell Biolabs’ Zika NS1 Protein ELISA Kit is an enzyme immunoassay designed to measure Zika (strain MR 766) NS1 Protein from cell or tissue samples. It provides sufficient reagents for up to 96 tests in a 96-well plate including standard curve and unknown samples. Detection sensitivity is 20 pg/mL.