Purified Recombinant Rat MIP-3α (Accession # P97884)
This biotinylated antigen affinity purified polyclonal antibody has been 0.2 µm filtered and lyophilized from modified Dulbecco’s phosphate buffered saline (1X PBS) pH 7.2 – 7.3 containing 50 µg of bovine serum albumin per µg of antibody with no calcium, magnesium, or preservatives present.
Storage and Handling
The lyophilized, biotinylated antigen affinity purified polyclonal antibody can be stored desiccated at -20°C to -70°C for up to twelve months from date of receipt. The reconstituted biotin conjugate can be stored for at least four weeks at 2-8°C. For long-term storage of the reconstituted conjugate, aseptically aliquot into working volumes and store at -20°C to -70°C in a manual defrost freezer. Avoid Repeated Freeze Thaw Cycles. No detectable loss of activity was observed after six months.
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Applications and Recommended Usage?
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Western Blotting: To detect Rat MIP-3α this biotin conjugate can be used at a concentration of 0.1 - 0.2 µg/ml. This biotin conjugate should be used in conjunction with compatible second-step reagents such as PN:A106 and a chromogenic substrate such as PN:T343. The detection limit for Rat MIP-3α is 5 ng/lane under either reducing or non-reducing conditions. The sensitivity of detection may increase up to 50 fold when a chemiluminescent substrate is used. A suitable Western blotting control is PN:M1244.
ELISA Sandwich Assay: This antibody can be used as the detection antibody in a sandwich ELISA at a concentration of approximately 0.1-0.4 µg/mL when used in conjunction with PN:M1280 as the capture antibody at 2-8 µg/ml and an optimal second step reagent such as PN:A106 for the detection of Rat MIP-3α.
Each investigator should determine their own optimal working dilution for specific applications. See directions on lot specific datasheets, as information may periodically change.
Goat Anti-Rat Macrophage Inflammatory Protein-3 Alpha (MIP-3α) recognizes Rat MIP-3α. This antigen affinity purified polyclonal antibody was purified using a proprietary chromatographic technique that includes covalently immobilizing the antigen proteins or peptides to agarose based beads. This purification method enhances specificity, reduces nonspecific binding of extraneous IgG and provides you with the most reliable reagent available for your early discovery research.
Macrophage Inflammatory Protein-3 Alpha (MIP3A) also known as CCL20 or liver activation regulated chemokine (LARC) is a small cytokine belonging to the CC chemokine family. It is strongly chemotactic for lymphocytes and weakly attracts neutrophils.1 MIP3A is specifically expressed by the follicle-associated epithelia (FAE) covering intestinal Peyer's patches (PPs) and is the only known chemokine ligand for the chemokine receptor CCR6.2 MIP3-alpha is produced by intestinal epithelial cells (including cells associated with mucosal lymphoid tissues), by keratinocytes in inflamed skin, and by cells in liver and lung.3,4 It plays an important role in the inflammatory response of blood monocytes and tissue macrophages.
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References & Citations
1. Nomiyama, H. et al. (1997) J. Biol. Chem. 272: 5846
2. Kucharzik, T. et al. (2005) J. Pathol. 166: 1647
3. Cook, DN. et al. (2000) Immunity 12: 495
4. Farber, JM. et al. (2002) J. Immunol. 168: 4871
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