Anti-Hepatitis B Virus Core Antigen (HBcAg)


HBcAg is the designation given to the antigenic activity of the 28 nm nucleocapsid core of Hepatitis B Virus. Immunocytochemical staining for HBcAg can provide conclusive evidence for a viral etiology in hepatitis. Furthermore, viral antigenic expression in liver cells can be correlated with the histopathologic changes, thus facilitating investigation into the mechanism of virus-induced injury. HBcAg is not detected in the serum of either acutely or chronically infected individuals. As the patient becomes symptomatic, HBc antibody becomes detectable. This antibody stains Hepatitis B Virus Core Antigen in nuclei of infected cells in tissue sections stained by immunohistochemical techniques.
Intended Use: RUO
Antibody Type: Polyclonal
Clone: Polyclonal
Source: Rabbit
Tissue Type/Cancer Type: Hepatitis