Store vial at -20° C prior to opening. Aliquot contents and freeze at -20° C or below for extended storage. Avoid cycles of freezing and thawing. Centrifuge product if not completely clear after standing at room temperature. This product is stable for several weeks at 4° C as an undiluted liquid. Dilute only prior to immediate use.
This antiserum against Mouse TNFa has been tested for use in neutralizations, ELISA, immunohistochemistry, radioimmunoassay, immunoprecipitation, immunohistochemistry and immunoblotting. It recognizes the 17,000 MW TNFa. Reactivity in other immunoassays is unknown.
This antiserum has been heated to 56°C for 30 minutes. The antiserum is directed against mature 17,000 MW mouse TNFa and is useful in determining its presence in various assays. The antibody does not recognize mouse TNFb (lymphotoxin). This antiserum will recognize the cell-bound precursor of TNFa as a 26,000 protein in immunoblots, particularly in denatured samples. This antibody is also useful for neutralization of mouse activity in bioassays. It does not neutralize the biological activity of lymphotoxin. For neutralization, it is recommended to incubate the sample with a 1:200 dilution of the antibody for at least 4 hours before being tested. A control of similarly diluted normal rabbit IgG is recommended.
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