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Allophycocyanin (APC) AffiniPure Goat Anti-Human Serum IgA, α chain specific


Target: Human
Host: Goat
Antibody Format: Whole IgG
Specificity: Serum IgA, α chain specific
Conjugate: Allophycocyanin (APC)
Product Category: Whole IgG R-PE, APC, PerCP, and other Conjugates for Flow Cytometry
Clonality: Polyclonal

Suitable for multiple labeling (see our Multiple Labeling guidance)

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.

Based on immunoelectrophoresis and/or ELISA, the antibody reacts with the heavy chain of human IgA but not with human IgG or IgM. No antibody was detected against non-immunoglobulin serum proteins. The antibody may cross-react with IgA from other species.
Physical State: Freeze-dried solid
Storage: Store freeze-dried powder at 2-8°C. When ready to use, rehydrate with indicated volume of d. water and centrifuge if not clear. Store at 2-8°C - DO NOT FREEZE. Prepare working dilution fresh each day.
Expiration date: six months from date of rehydration. However, the expiration date may be extended if the product is stored according to the recommendation and the test results are acceptable for its intended use.
Purity: The antibody was purified from antisera by immunoaffinity chromatography using antigens coupled to agarose beads.
Buffer: 0.01M Sodium Phosphate, 0.25M NaCl, pH 7.6
Stabilizer: 15 mg/ml Bovine Serum Albumin (IgG-Free, Protease-Free)
Preservative: 0.05% Sodium Azide

Suggested Working Concentration or Dilution Range:

1:50 - 1:200 for most applications

Dilution factors are presented in the form of a range because the optimal dilution is a function of many factors, such as antigen density, permeability, etc. The actual dilution used must be determined empirically.

Allophycocyanin (APC)

Amax: 650 Emax: 660nm

Allophycocyanin (APC) is among several kinds of light-harvesting phycobiliproteins found in red, blue-green, and cryptomonad algae. APC is isolated from the blue-green alga Spirulina, and is chemically cross-linked for stability. After phycobiliproteins are conjugated to secondary antibodies, there is little fluorescence quenching, which results in conjugates of high specific fluorescence compared with conventional fluorophore-antibody conjugates. APC can be excited by light over a wide range of the visible spectrum, is 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 APC 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.

This product is for IN VITRO RESEARCH USE ONLY. It is not a medical device and it is not intended for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.