Technical Data
A0924
A atoxin B1
Description:
Aflatoxin is a potent carcinogen. The fungus, genus Aspergillus, that secretes aflatoxin enters the plant usually through the wounds left by an insect pest, since most plants have a hard outer layer that acts as a barrier to fungi. Once inside the plant, the fungus can reach all parts of the plant, including its seeds. Aflatoxin is a serious cause of illness and death in developing countries which have fewer food safety regulations. Some plant scientists are trying to develop transgenic corn with a gene for an enzyme which breaks down aflatoxin.
Aflatoxin is listed as a possible carcinogen, and has been shown to cause liver damage, some of which may be cumulative, in many mammals that ingest sufficient quantities of it, though tolerance seems to vary by species. In most species, aflatoxin cannot be detected in the liver 14 days after it has been withdrawn from the animals diet, though some of its effects may still be present. Animals affected by aflatoxicosis show reduced feed intake, and even mortality, if sufficient amounts of aflatoxin are ingested for a sufficient period of time. Sensitivity, however, seems to vary not only by species, but also by individual animals.

Applications:
Suitable for use in ELISA. Other applications have not been tested.

Recommended Dilution:
ELISA: 5ug/ml. Dilute in PBS or medium which is identical to that used in the assay system.
Optimal dilution determined by the researcher.

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4C for short-term only. For long-term storage and to avoid repeated freezing and thawing, aliquot and add glycerol (40-50%). Freeze at -20C. Aliquots are stable for at least 12 months at -20C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.
TypeIsotypeCloneGrade
MabIgG11.BB.972Affinity Purified
SizeStorageShippingSourceHost
500ug4C (-20C Glycerol)Blue IceMouse
Concentration:
~0.5mg/ml
Immunogen:
Puri ed a atoxin B1
Purity:
Purified by Protein G affinity chromatography.
Form
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, pH 7.4. No preservatives added.
Specificity:
Recognizes a atoxin B1.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
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