This product is specific for C3b, part of the complement system. C3 is cleaved by C3-convertase creating C3a and C3b, which binds to the surface of pathogens leading to their destruction by phagocytic cells.This antibody recognizes a determinant present on native (circulating) C3 and on the fragments C3b and C3c. The antibody is directed to a determinant present on the betachain of the C3 molecule (Western blot). It does not react with the anaphylatoxin C3aor the fragment C3d and does not inhibit the hemolytic function of C3.
Prior to reconstitution store at +4 °C.
After reconstitution store at +4 °C or at -20 °C if preferred.
Storage in frost-free freezers is not recommended. This product should be stored undiluted.
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 12 months after receipt.