Protein Name & Synonyms:
ELISA, Western Blotting
Concentration (lot specific):
IgG concentration 0.5 mg/ml
This product detects a band of approximately 19 kDa.
This product recognizes chicken Interferon alpha (chIFN-alpha).
The classification of mammalian cytokines with antiviral activity, is well documented as being either Type I Interferon (IFNI) or Type II Interferon (IFNII). This is not the case for avian IFNs however, even though IFN was first detected in the chicken.
A growing number of functional studies indicate similarities between chicken IFN and mammalian IFNI, revealing the conservation of cysteine residues and the existence of around ten closely related intron-less IFN alpha genes. Further research has shown that chIFN-alpha genes are strongly expressed following viral infection of monocyte-derived macrophage and embryo fibroblasts and that recombinant chicken IFN acts as a potent antiviral agent.
This product does not cross react with IFN beta or IFN gamma and does not neutralize chIFN-alpha.
Store at +4 °C or at -20 °C if preferred.
This product should be stored undiluted.
Storage in frost-free freezers is not recommended. Avoid repeated freezing and thawing as this may denature the antibody. Should this product contain a precipitate we recommend microcentrifugation before use.
If stored in this manner, this product is stable for 18 months after receipt.
Purified IgG - liquid
Phosphate buffered saline
Recombinant chicken Interferon alpha.
0.09% Sodium Azide
12 months from the date of shipment when stored properly.