Technical Data
G8965-01E
Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP)
Description:
Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) is a 27kD protein derived from the jellyfish Aquorea victoria, which emits green light (emission peak at a wavelenth of 509nm) when excited by blue light (excitation peak at a wavelenth of 395nm). Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) has become an invaluable tool in cell biology research, since its intrinsic fluorescence can be visualized in living cells. GFP fluorescence is stable under fixation conditions and suitable for a variety of applications. GFP has been widely used as a reporter for gene expression, enabling researchers to visualize and localize GFP-tagged proteins within living cells without the need for chemical staining. Other applications of GFP include assessment of protein-protein interactions through the yeast two hybrid system and measurement of distance between proteins through fluorescence energy transfer (FRET) protocols. GFP technnology has considerably contributed to a greater understanding of cellular physiology. YFP differs from GFP due to a mutation at T203Y; antibodies raised against full-length GFP should also detect YFP and other variants.

Applications:
Suitable for use in ELISA, Western Blot, Immunofluorescence/Immunocytochemistry and Immunohistochemistry. Other applications not tested.

Recommended Dilutions:
ELISA: 1:40,000
Western Blot: 1:400-1:2000
Immunofluorescence/Immunocytochemistry: 1:10-1:500
Immunohistochemistry (Frozen): 1:10-1:500
Immunohistochemistry (Paraffin): 1:10-1:500
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.
TypeIsotypeCloneGrade
PabIgGPurified
SizeStorageShippingSourceHost
100ug-20CBlue IceGoat
Concentration:
~1mg/ml
Immunogen:
Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) fusion protein corresponding to the full length amino acid sequence (246aa) derived from the jellyfish Aequorea victoria.
Purity:
Purified
Form
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, pH 7.2, 0.01% sodium azide.
Specificity:
Recognizes Green Fluorescent Protein. When used in ELISA, direct binding of antigen recognizes wild type, recombinant and enhanced forms of GFP. Species Crossreactivity: human, mouse and firefly
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
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