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Anti -Methotrexate (MTX, Amethopterin)

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Clone Host Grade Applications
Polyclonal Sheep Purified E
Methotrexate (rINN) abbreviated MTX and formerly known as amethopterin, is an antimetabolite and antifolate drug used in treatment of cancer, autoimmune diseases and as an abortifacient in the induction of medical abortions. It acts by inhibiting the metabolism of folic acid. Methotrexate competitively inhibits dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR), an enzyme that participates in the tetrahydrofolate synthesis. The affinity of methotrexate for DHFR is about one thousand-fold that of folate for DHFR. Methotrexate acts specifically during DNA and RNA synthesis, and thus it is cytotoxic during the S-phase of the cell cycle. Logically, it therefore has a greater toxic effect on rapidly dividing cells which replicate their DNA more frequently, and thus inhibits the growth and proliferation of these non-cancerous cells. Lower doses of methotrexate have been shown to be very effective for the management of rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, and psoriasis.
Catalog #M3101-01E
ApplicationsSuitable for use in ELISA. Other applications not tested.
Recommended DilutionELISA: 2.5ug/ml
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.
Clone TypePolyclonal
IsotypeIgG
HostSheep
Concentration~1mg/ml
FormSupplied as a liquid in 20mM phosphate, 150mM sodium chloride, pH 7.2, 0.09% sodium azide.
PurityPurified
ImmunogenMethotrexate (BSA)
SpecificityRecognizes methotrexate.
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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