Sheep anti Rat alpha foetoproteinCatalogue number: ShARa/AFP/7S
The reactivity of the antiserum is restricted to alpha-foetoprotein. In immunoelectrophoresis and double radial immunodiffusion, using various antiserum concentrations against amniotic fluid, rat hepatoma sera and purified alpha-foetoprotein an single characteristic precipitin line is obtained. No reaction is obtained with rat sera of different strains. As unlabelled primary or secondary antibody reagent for the indirect detection of alpha foetoprotein in tissues and body fluids in immunofluorescence and immunoenzyme methods; for the production of immunoconjugates with a selected marker; to prepare insoluble immunoaffinity adsorbents by coupling to an artificial carrier; as catching or detection reagent in non-isotopic methodology and solid phase immunochemistry (e.g. ELISA, Western blotting). When applied in any cytochemical or histochemical procedure or solids phase coupling technique, the optimum concentration of the IgG preparation should always be established by titration.
Purified rat alpha-foetoprotein is isolated from pooled amniotic fluid and hepatoma serum using a proprietary multiple step method. Several foetoproteins have been demonstrated in rat foetal serum and amniotic fluid. One of the best studied is the alpha-foetoprotein. It can be easily identified immunochemically because of its distinct antigenicity. In electrophoresis its relative mobility is between the albumin and the alpha-1 globulin fractions. Its molecular weight is 65,000, the carbohydrate content is relatively low. Freund’s complete adjuvant is used in the first step of the immunization procedure.
Purified hyperimmune sheep IgG lyophilized from a solution in phosphate buffered saline (PBS, pH 7.2). No preservative added, as it may interfere with the activity of the antiserum. It is reconstituted by adding 1 ml sterile distilled water, spun down to remove insoluble particles, divided into small aliquots, frozen and stored at or below -20°C.
Formulation: Purified hyperimmune sheep IgG lyophilized from a solution in phosphate buffered saline (PBS, pH 7.2). No preservative added, as it may interfere with the activity of the antiserum.
Purified IgG fraction of polyclonal Sheep antiSerum to Rat alpha foetoprotein.
Species Reactivity: Inter-species cross-reactivity is a normal feature of antibodies to mammalian proteins, since homologous proteins of different species frequently share antigenic determinants. Cross-reactivity of this antiSerum has not been tested in detail, however in double radial immunodiffusion (Ouchterlony) a precipitation reaction has been observed with Mouse amniotic fluid.
Indirect immunofluorescence,ELISA,Dot blot,Immunoblotting.
The lyophilized IgG fraction is shipped at ambient temperature and may be stored at +4°C; prolonged storage at or below -20°C. Prior to use, an aliquot is thawed slowly in the dark at ambient temperature, spun down again and used to prepare working dilutions by adding sterile phosphate buffered saline (PBS, pH 7.2). Repeated thawing and freezing should be avoided. Working dilutions should be stored at +4°C, not refrozen, and preferably used the same day. If a slight precipitation occurs upon storage, this should be removed by centrifugation. It will not affect the performance of the product.
This product is intended FOR RESEARCH USE ONLY, and FOR TESTS IN VITRO, not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures involving humans or animals. This datasheet is as accurate as reasonably achievable, but Nordic-MUbio accepts no liability for any inaccuracies or omissions in this information.
Database Name: UniProt
Accession number: P02773
Sheep anti Rat alpha foetoprotein