Technical Data
A1275-03B
Albumin, Bovine Serum (BSA)
Description:
BSA is a serum albumin protein that has numerous biochemical applications including ELISAs (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay), immunoblots, and immunohistochemistry. It is also used as a nutrient in cell and microbial culture. In restriction digests, BSA is used to stabilize some enzymes during digestion of DNA and to prevent adhesion of the enzyme to reaction tubes and other vessels. This protein does not affect other enzymes that do not need it for stabilization. BSA is also commonly used to determine the quantity of other proteins, by comparing an unknown quantity of protein to known amounts of BSA. BSA is used because of its stability, its lack of effect in many biochemical reactions, and its low cost since large quantities of it can be readily purified from bovine blood, a byproduct of the cattle industry.

Applications:
Suitable for use in Western Blot. Other applications not tested.

Recommended Dilution:
Western Blot: 0.02-0.1ug/ml
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Positive Control:
Liver

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 at least 12 months. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
TypeIsotypeCloneGrade
PabIgGAffinity Purified
SizeStorageShippingSourceHost
100ug-20CBlue IceBovineRabbit
Concentration:
~0.5mg/ml
Immunogen:
BSA.
Purity:
Purified by Protein A affinity chromatography.
Form
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, 0.05% BSA, 0.05% sodium azide.
Specificity:
Recognizes BSA.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.