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Whole IgG antibodies are isolated as intact molecules from antisera by immunoaffinity chromatography. They have an Fc portion and two antigen binding Fab portions joined together by disulfide bonds and therefore they are divalent. The average molecular weight is reported to be about 160 kDa. The whole IgG form of antibodies is suitable for the majority of immunodetection procedures and is the most cost effective.
Storage and Rehydration: Store freeze-dried solid at 2-8°C. Rehydrate with the indicated volume of dH2O and centrifuge if not clear. Store at 2-8°C – do not freeze. Prepare working dilution on day of use.
Expiration date: six months from date of rehydration. The expiration date may be extended if test results are acceptable for the intended use.
PerCP is a fluorescent peridinin-chlorophyll-protein complex isolated from dinoflagellates. We offer the form found in Dinophyceae sp. with a molecular weight of about 35.5 kDa. It has a broad spectrum of excitation with a main peak at 482 nm, and a long Stokes shift to an emission peak at 677 nm.
PerCP, Alexa Fluor® 488 (or FITC), and R-PE are excited at 488 nm with an argon laser, and thus can be used for one-, two-, and three-color analyses with single-laser flow cytometers. APC and Alexa Fluor® 647 are excited at 633 nm to give a fourth color with dual-laser flow cytometers.
PerCP is also highly water soluble, has a relatively low isoelectric point, and lacks potentially sticky carbohydrates.
It should be noted that the relatively high molecular weight of PerCP may preclude its use in procedures requiring good penetration into cells and tissues. It is predominantly intended for surface labeling of cells for flow cytometry.