The isotype of a primary antibody and the application it is being used in can result in background staining. Primary antibody background noise can be caused by binding to Fc receptors on target cells; by non-specific interactions with cellular proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids; or by cell autofluorescence. Isotype control antibodies can act as negative controls to help differentiate non-specific background signal from specific antibody signal because they have no relevant specificity to a target antigen. While isotype controls are most commonly used in flow cytometry, they are useful in other applications such as chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP), immunohistochemistry, and gel shifts. Isotype controls should match with the primary antibody species and isotype so that the level of specific staining by the primary antibody may be accurately determined. If using directly labeled primary antibodies, the isotype control works best if conjugated with the same label as the test antibody.Description: The monoclonal rat IgG2a is useful as an isotype control immunoglobulin. Applications Reported: Rat IgG2a Isotype Control eFluor 615 has been reported for use in immunohistochemical and immunocytochemical staining. Applications Tested: Rat IgG2a Isotype Control eFluor 615 has been tested by immunocytochemistry or immunohistochemistry. Use at the same concentration as the experimental antibody. This product has not been validated for flow cytometric analysis.Filter Recommendation: When using this eFluor 615 antibody conjugate, we recommend a filter that will capture the 615 emission wavelength (for example, Excitation 560/55, 585LP, Emission 645/75). A standard Alexa Fluor 594 filter is acceptable.Excitation: 595 nm; Emission: 615 nm.Filtration: 0.2µm post-manufacturing filtered.
|Rat IgG2a kappa|
|PBS with 0.1% gelatin and 0.09% sodium azide; pH 7.2|
|Control, Immunocytochemistry, Immunofluorescence, Immunohistochemistry|
|4° C, store in dark, DO NOT FREEZE!|
For Research Use Only.
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