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For VHH Discovery

Anti-Alpaca IgG, Subclass and VHH domain secondaries
  • Ideally time PBMC harvest
  • Enhance detection of VHH antibodies
  • Test for VHH expression and binding activity

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Whole IgG Affinity-Purified Secondary Antibodies

"I have used a wide variety of secondaries and Jackson ImmunoResearch has consistently been the best. The fluorophores are bright and stable and their selective (x reactivity removed) secondaries have always shown species specificity in multiple labeling."

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Horseradish Peroxidase (HRP) and Alkaline Phosphatase (AP) Reporter Enzymes

Secondary Antibody Reporter Enzyme Conjugates

For colorimetric or chemiluminescent detection Jackson ImmunoResearch offer two reporter enzyme secondary antibody conjugates - horseradish peroxidase (HRP) and alkaline phosphatase (AP). They are suitable for a range of immunoassays, e.g. Western blot, ELISA, IHC and EM.

Jackson ImmunoResearch affinity purified secondary antibodies are used in the detection of an analyte of interest. This can be in solution or when immobilized on solid matrix or tissue. A primary antibody is used to detect the analyte antigen, in turn the primary antibody is recognized by the secondary antibody. Analyte detection is facilitated by using reporter (probe) molecules conjugated to the secondary antibody. The reporter molecules enable visualization of the analyte using either colorimetric, chemiluminescent or fluorescent detection. In colorimetric or chemiluminescent immunoassays the reporter enzyme catalyzes the conversion of a substrate to either a colored or a light emitting product, enabling the detection of the analyte.

Horseradish Peroxidase (HRP)

JIR Horseradish peroxidase conjugates are prepared by a modified Nakane and Kawaoi procedure (J. Histochem. Cytochem. 1974. 22, 1084). They are suitable for all immunotechniques employing colorimetric and chemiluminescent detection methods, including Western blotting, immunohistochemistry, ELISA and Electron Microscopy.

Jackson ImmunoResearch Colorimetric Western blot

Figure 2: A colorimetric Western blot. Heavy (HC 50 kDa) and light (LC 25 kDa) chains of reduced and SDS-denatured mouse IgG separated by SDS-PAGE and detected by Western blot using Peroxidase-Goat anti-Mouse IgG (H+L) and visualized with TMB chromogenic substrate.

Alkaline Phosphatase (AP)

Alkaline Phosphatase (from calf intestine) conjugates are prepared by a modified method of Avremeas et al., Scand. J. Immunol. 1978. 8 (Supple. 7), 7. The resulting conjugates contain heterogeneous, high molecular weight complexes. They are sensitive reagents for solid-phase immunoassays such as ELISA and Western blotting. Although alkaline phosphatase conjugates are sometimes used for immunohistochemistry, penetration into whole mount tissues may be limited by their large sizes.

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Horseradish peroxidase and alkaline phosphatase conjugated secondary antibodies are available in both whole IgG and F(ab') 2 fragment formats.

Available Target Specificities:

  • Bovine IgG and Fc fragment specific
  • Chicken IgY (IgG), F(ab')2 and Fc fragment specific
  • Cat IgG, F(ab')2 and Fc Fragment specific
  • Dog IgG and F(ab')2 fragment specific
  • Goat IgG, F(ab')2, Fc fragment, and light chain specific
  • Guinea Pig IgG, F(ab')2 and Fc specific
  • Armenian Hamster IgG
  • Syrian Hamster IgG
  • Horse IgG and Fc fragment specific
  • Human IgA + IgG + IgM
  • Human Serum IgA, α Chain Specific
  • Human IgG, F(ab')2, Fcγ Fragment and light chain specific
  • Human IgM, Fc5μ fragment specific
  • Human Lactoferrin
  • Mouse IgG, Fcγ fragment specific
  • Mouse IgG, Fcγ subclass specific (1 / 2a / 2b / or 3)
  • Mouse IgM and µ chain specific
  • Rabbit IgG, F(ab')2, Fc and light chain specific
  • Rat IgG, Fcγ Fragment specific
  • Rat IgM and IgM μ chain specific
  • Sheep IgG, F(ab')2, Fc fragment and light chain specific
  • Swine IgG
  • anti-biotin
  • anti-digoxin
  • anti-fluorescein
  • anti-horseradish peroxidase (alkaline phosphatase only)

Notes on IgG Anti-Horseradish Peroxidase

Affinity-purified anti-horseradish peroxidase and conjugates are available for detection of horseradish peroxidase antigen, or for signal amplification of HRP-containing reagents. For immunostaining of mammalian cells, an advantage of using anti-horseradish peroxidase is reduced background, since the antibody does not recognize the endogenous peroxidase-like enzymes found in those cells.

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