Protein Name & Synonyms:
Immunohistology - Frozen, ELISA, Flow Cytometry, Western Blotting
Concentration (lot specific):
IgG concentration 1.0mg/ml
This product recognizes complement component 8 (C8), a 151 kDa member of the complement C6/C7/C8/C9 family, present in blood serum. C8 is a terminal component of the complement system, part of both the complement membrane attack complex (MAC), and important to MAC assembly. C8 binds to the C5b-7 complex, anchored to the membrane, creating C5b-8. C5b-8 binds C9 and catalyses the polymerization of C9 molecules to form C5-b9 (MAC). C8 is thought to contain lipid binding sites, facilitating the insertion of MAC into the membrane.
Defects in the alpha chain of C8 can result in complement C8 deficiency type I. Furthermore, C8 deficiencies can cause recurring bacterial infections, in particular from Neisseria meningitides.
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 18 months after receipt.
Purified IgG - liquid
Borate buffered saline
Purified human C8
0.1% Sodium Azide (NaN3)
12 months from the date of shipment when stored properly.