Treponema pallidum is a gram-negative spirochaete bacterium and is considered to be metabolically crippled. There are at least four known subspecies: T. pallidum pallidum, T. pallidum pertenue, T. pallidum carateum and T. pallidum endemicum. The helical structure of T. pallidum pallidum allows it to move in a corkscrew motion throµgh viscous mediums such as mucus. Treponema pallidum sub sp. pallidum has one of the smallest bacterial genomes at 1.14 million base pairs (Mb) and has limited metabolic capabilities, reflecting its adaptation throµgh genome reduction to the rich environment of mammalian tissue.
10mM Tris-HCl pH8.0, 20mM DDT, 1mM EDTA and 8M urea.
Protein is >95% pure as determined by 10% PAGE (coomassie staining).
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This protein binds to murine anti-TmpA protein monoclonal antibodies and Treponema pallidum converted human serum polyclonal antibodies in ELISA and Western Elisa. Dot Blots and Lateral Flow immunochromatographic diagnostics test.
T.pallidum TmpA partial althoµgh stable at 4°C for 1 week, should be stored below -18°C. Please prevent freeze thaw cycles.
Immunoreactive with sera of Trp. Pallidum infected individuals.