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Anti -Chlamydia trachomatis MOMP (Major Outer Membrane Protein) (FITC)

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Clone Host Grade Applications
Monoclonal Mouse Affinity Purified IF
Chlamydia is caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. The intracytoplasmic inclusions caused by the bacterium are draped around the infected cellís nucleus. Chlamydia has a genome size of ~500-1000kb and contains both RNA and DNA. The organism is extremely temperature sensitive. Colonization of Chlamydia begins with attachment to sialic acid receptors on the eye, throat or genitalia. It persists at body sites that are inaccessible to phagocytes, T-cells and B-cells. It also exists as 15 different serotypes. These serotypes cause four major diseases in humans: endemic trachoma (caused by serotypes A and C), sexually transmitted disease and inclusion conjunctivitis (caused by serotypes D and K) and lymphogranuloma venereum (caused by serotypes L1, L2, and L3). Studies reveal that Chlamydia, because of its cell wall, is able to inhibit phagolysosome fusion in phagocytes. The cell wall is proposed to be gram-negative in that it contains an outer lipopolysaccharide membrane, but it lacks peptidoglycan in its cell wall. This lack of peptidoglycan is shown by the inability to detect muramic acid and antibodies directed against it. It may, however, contain a carboxylated sugar other than muramic acid. The proposed structure consists of a major outer membrane protein cross-linked with disulfide bonds. It also contains cysteine-rich proteins (CRP) that may be the functional equivalent to peptidoglycan. This unique structure allows for intracellular division and extracellular survival.
Catalog #C4250-72A
ApplicationsSuitable for use in Immunofluorescence and FLISA. Other applications not tested.
Recommended DilutionImmunofluorescence: 1:5-1:20 Acetone fixation of the antigen source is recommended prior to staining.
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.
Storage and StabilityMay be stored at 4°C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20°C. Aliquots are stable for at least 12 months. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. FITCC conjugates are sensitive to light.
Clone TypeMonoclonal
IsotypeIgG2a
Clone No5E242
HostMouse
Concentration~0.1mg/ml
FormSupplied as a liquid in PBS, pH 7.2, 10mg/ml BSA, 0.1% sodium azide. Labeled with Fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC).
PurityPurified by Protein A affinity chromatography.
ImmunogenChlamydia trachomatis
SpecificityRecognizes the major outer membrane protein (MOMP) of Chlamydia trachomatis. No reactivity with C. pneumoniae.
Important NoteThis product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological.


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