Epitope tags are short peptide sequences that are easily recognized by tag-specific antibodies. Due to their small size, epitope tags do not affect the tagged protein’s biochemical properties. Anti-epitope tag antibodies serve as universal detection reagents for any tag containing protein produced by recombinant means. Epitope tag antibodies are a useful alternative to generating specific antibodies to identify, immunoprecipitate or immunoaffinity purify a recombinant protein. Rockland Immunochemicals produces anti-epitope tag antibodies against many common epitope tags including Myc, GST, GFP, 6X His, MBP, FLAG® and HA.
Anti-DYKDDDDK Affinity Gel antibody was produced in mice by repeated immunizations with a synthetic peptide corresponding to the FLAG® epitope tag peptide DYKDDDDK (Asp-Tyr-Lys-Asp-Asp-Asp-Asp-Lys) conjugated to KLH.