Technical Data
Aflatoxin M1, B1 (AFM1, AFB1)
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 funguscan 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 whichbreaks 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 In mostspecies, aflatoxin cannot be detected in the liver 14 days after it has been withdrawn from the animals diet, though some of its effects may still be present.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 ofaflatoxin are ingested for a sufficient period of time. Sensitivity, however, seems to vary not only by species, but also by individual animals.

Suitable for use in ELISA. Other applications not tested.

Recommended Dilution:
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20C. 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.
MabIgG2b,k3H57Affinity Purified
100ug-20CBlue IceRat
Wistar rats were immunized with Aflatoxin M1-BSA conjugate.
Purified by Protein G affinity chromatography.
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, pH 7.2.
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, pH 7.2.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.