Positive Tested Species Reactivity: Bovine, Human, Rabbit
Depositors Notes: Stains aldehyde fixed cells and frozen sections of aldehyde fixed cells. Blocks cell attachment to Fibronectin only. Binds Protein G. Cell binding: stains cell surface of connective tissue cells, some embryonic epithelia. Doesn't appear to work for western blotting.
Antigen Molecular Weight: Predicted: 115 kDa; Apparent: 130 kDa non-reduced gel mobility, 120 kDa reduced gel mobility
Additional Information: Like most anti-integrin antibodies, AIIB2 does not blot well. Refer to the cited paper for protocol required for western blotting.
Recommended Applications: FACS, Function Blocking, Immunofluorescence, Immunoprecipitation, Western Blot
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BIIG2 was deposited to the DSHB by Damsky, C.H. (DSHB Hybridoma Product BIIG2)
Storage and Handling Recommendations
Although many cell products are maintained at 4°C for years without loss of activity, shelf-life at 4°C is highly variable.
To ensure retention of antibody activity, we recommend aliquotting the product into two parts:
1) a volume of antibody stored at 4°C to be used within two weeks.
2) the remaining product diluted with an equal volume of molecular grade glycerol and stored at -20°C.
While optimal Ig concentration for an application will vary, a good starting concentration for immunohistochemistry (IHC),
immunofluorescence(IF) and staining is 2-5 µg/ml.
For Western blots, the concentration is decreased by one order of magnitude (that is, 0.2-0.5 µg/ml).
All cell products contain the antimicrobial ProClin. See our FAQ section for additional information.