Rat IgG2a kappa, PE-Cyanine5, clone: eBR2a, Isotype Control, eBioscience
Rat Isotype Control
Manufacturer: Invitrogen 15432182
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: This rat IgG2a isotype control has been reported for use in flow cytometric analysis and ELISA.Applications Tested: Rat IgG2a Isotype Contrl can be used at the same concentration as the experimental antibody.Light sensitivity: This tandem dye is sensitive photo-induced oxidation. Please protect this vial and stained samples from light. Fixation: Samples can be stored in IC Fixation Buffer (cat. 00-8222) (100µL cell sample + 100µL IC Fixation Buffer) or 1-step Fix/Lyse Solution (cat. 00-5333) for up to 3 days in the dark at 4°C with minimal impact on brightness and FRET efficiency/compensation. Some generalizations regarding fluorophore performance after fixation can be made, but clone specific performance should be determined empirically.Excitation: 488-561 nm; Emission: 667 nm; Laser: Blue Laser, Green Laser, Yellow-Green Laser.Filtration: 0.2µm post-manufacturing filtered.
|Rat IgG2a kappa|
|PBS with 0.1% gelatin and 0.09% sodium azide; pH 7.2|
|IgG2, IgG2a, IgG2k|
|Store at 2-8°C. Do not freeze. Light-sensitive material.|
|Control, Flow Cytometry|
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