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#C1121G Pseudo SARS-CoV-2 Spike M1 Green Reporter


Baculovirus pseudotyped with SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein variant with D614G, E484K, N501Y, K417T mutations. A pseudovirus that will produce green fluorescent nuclei upon successful entry, into host cells expressing ACE2

SARS-CoV-2 assays and reagents

Baculovirus pseudotyped with a SARS-CoV-2 spike protein with D614G, E484K, N501Y, and K417T mutations:

Pseudo SARS-CoV-2 is a BSL-1 baculovirus pseudotyped with SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. Pseudovirus enters the host cell through interactions with ACE2 and other host proteins, then delivers a reporter that expresses bright green fluorescence in the host cell nucleus. When viral entry is successfully blocked, the host fluorescence is decreased.

  • Detect host-pathogen interaction in living cells
  • Identify therapeutic drugs that block viral entry
  • Cost effective screening with minimal safety requirements

This Pseudo SARS-CoV-2 version is pseudotyped with a SARS-CoV-2 spike protein with D614G, E484K, N501Y, and K417T mutations. A SARS-CoV-2 virus variant originally detected in Brazil, and thought to pose increased transmission risk, contains these same mutations. Spike decorates the surface of the pseudovirus, facilitating entry into cells expressing ACE2. BacMam is high titer and more cost effective to use than lentivirus.

Depending on your cell type of interest, additional proteins like ACE2, TMPRSS2, Neuropilin, or Cathepsin-L may need to be expressed to allow for pseudo SARS-CoV-2  entry.

Materials in the Kit:

• Pseudo SARS CoV-2 (D614G, E484K, N501Y, K417T,) Green NLS

• Sodium Butyrate, 500 mM in H2O

• Detailed Protocol

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Protocol for Use


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Kit Volume

5mL, 30mL, 60mL