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Anti -Ractopamine


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Clone Host Grade Applications
Monoclonal Mouse Purified E
Ractopamine is a b-adrenergic agonist leanness-enhancing agent that was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use as a swine feed additive. Hogs fed ractopamine at a dietary level of 20ppm reached target market weights an average of 4 days earlier, have leaner carcasses, and consume less feed than similarly managed control animals. The economic advantage of ractopamine use in swine could lead animal producers to use ractopamine in species for which no approval exists. Mitchell and Dunnavan have reported that b-adrenergic agonists have been used illicitly in show animals within the United States. Because of a potential for illegal ractopamine use, and because the European Union has banned the use of growth promoters (including all b-agonists) in farm animals, there is a need for rapid detection methods of animal exposure to ractopamine.
Catalog #R0439-05A
ApplicationsSuitable for use in ELISA. Other applications not tested.
Recommended DilutionELISA: 1:10,000
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. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
Clone TypeMonoclonal
Clone No12E14
ConcentrationAs reported
FormSupplied as a liquid.
ImmunogenRactopamine (BSA)/(OVA)
SpecificityRecognizes Ractopamine.
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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