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Anti -Mycoplasma pneumoniae

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Clone Host Grade Applications
Monoclonal Mouse Affinity Purified E B IC IF
Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a very small bacterium and a member of the class Mollicutes, meaning soft skin. Along with the other members of this class (Acholeplasma, Anaeroplasma, Asteroleplasma, Spiroplasma and Ureaplasma) Mycoplasma are characterized by their unusually small genome as well as their complete lack of a bacterial cell wall. M. pneumoniae is a common cause of mild pneumonia and usually affects people younger than 40. Various studies suggest that it causes 15 to 50% of all pneumonia in adults and an even higher percentage of pneumonia in school aged children. Beta lactam antibiotics such as penicillin and cycloserine are ineffective as they act specifically to disrupt the cell wall. So, alternative antibiotic therapies such as the use of polyenes may be required. People at highest risk of pneumonia infection from mycoplasma include those living or working in crowded areas such as schools and homeless shelters, although many people who become infected have no identifiable risk factor.
Catalog #M9750-35C
ApplicationsSuitable for use in Immunofluorescence, ELISA, Immunocytochemistry and Western Blot. Other applications not tested.
Recommended DilutionsImmunofluorescence: 1:10-1:50
Immunocytochemistry: 1:20-1:200
ELISA: 1:20-1:200
Western Blot: 1:20-1:200
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 12 months after receipt. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
Clone TypeMonoclonal
IsotypeIgG1
Clone No5E379
HostMouse
Concentration~0.1mg/ml
FormSupplied as a liquid in PBS, pH 7.2, 0.1% sodium azide,.
PurityPurified by Protein A affinity chromatography
ImmunogenMycoplasma pneumoniae
SpecificityRecognizes a ~200kD antigen of Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Negative with uninfected cells.
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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