Antibody Concentrations: 100 µg/ml (based on Bradford assay readings using bovine serum albumin as a standard).
Volume: Regular vials contain 1000 µl of this antibody; Sampler vials contain 100 µl of this antibody.
Buffer: Phosphate-buffered (10 mM) isotonic (0.9%, w/v) saline (PBS, pH 7.2) with sodium azide (0.02%, w/v) added as a preservative.
Quality Control: Antibodies were analyzed by immunohistochemistry (at a dilution of 1:2000) using fluorescein-labeled goat anti-chicken IgY (1:500 dilution, Aves Labs Cat.# F-1005) as the secondary reagent.
Recommended Dilutions: 1:1000-1:2000 for immunohistochemistry and immunocytochemistry using 2% paraformaldehyde-fixed tissues or cells. Please note that these dilutions are meant to serve as starting points, and that optimal dilutions may vary.
Description: Chickens were immunized with a synthetic peptide / keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH) conjugate. The sequence of the synthetic peptide was shared between the human and mouse gene products. After repeated injections into the hens, immune eggs were collected, and the IgY fractions were purified from the yolks. These IgY fractions were then affinity-purified using a peptide column, the concentration of the eluate adjusted to 100 µg/ml, and the preparation was filter sterilized.