Technical Data
A3883-02B
Aspergillus (Biotin)
Description:
The genus Aspergillus includes over 185 species. Around 20 species have been reported as causative agents of opportunistic infections in humans. Among these, Aspergillus fumigatus is the most commonly isolated species, followed by Aspergillus flavus. Aspergillus fumigatus is the major cause of aspergillosis. This organism causes both invasive and allergic aspergillosis. Aspergillus also produce fungal toxins called mycotoxins. Aflatoxin is produced by Aspergillus flavus as it grows on corn and peanuts. The toxin is poisonous to humans by ingestion and causes liver disease. Aspergillus nidulans can produce the mycotoxin sterigmatocystin. This toxin has been shown to produce liver and kidney damage in lab animals. Aspergillus oschraceus, found in grains, soil and salted food products can produce a kidney toxin called oschratoxin A, which may produce oschratoxicosis in humans. Ochratoxin may also be produced by other aspergillus and penicillium species. Other toxins that can be produced by this fungus include penicillic acid, xanthomegnin and viomellein.

Applications:
Suitable for use in Immunocytochemistry. 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. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
TypeIsotypeCloneGrade
PabIgGHighly Purified
SizeStorageShippingSourceHost
1ml-20CBlue IceRabbit
Concentration:
~4-5mg/ml
Immunogen:
Soluble extract from A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger and A. terreus
Purity:
Purified IgG fraction to a purity of > 95%.
Form
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, pH 7.2, 0.1% sodium azide. No stabilizing proteins have been added. Labeled with Biotin.
Specificity:
Recognizes Aspergillus. Reactive with soluble proteins from common Aspergillus species. Antiserum is not absorbed and may react with related microorganisms.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.