Technical Data
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Mycobacterium tuberculosis antigen 85 is a complex of three related gene products of 30-31kD, Ag85A, B and C. All three proteins show fibronectin binding properties and act as mycolyltransferases involved in the final stages of mycobacterial cell wall assembly.

Suitable for use in ELISA and Western Blot. Other applications not tested.

Recommended Dilution:
ELISA: 1:200.
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Culture Medium:
Dulbeccos modified Eagles medium with 10% fetal calf serum.

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4C for short-term only. For long-term storage, aliquot and store 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.
MabIgG1,k6F152Affinity Purified
100ul4C (-20C Glycerol)Blue IceMouse
Bacterial press extract from Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv.
Purified by Protein A/G affinity chromatography from culture supernatant.
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, pH 7.2, 15mM sodium azide, before the addition of glycerol to 40%.
Recognizes Mycobacterium mycolyltransferase. Reacts with M. tuberculosis Ag85C and M. smegmatis Ag85 homolog protein. No crossreactivity to antigens from Listeria monocytogenes or Escherichia coli. Epitope is lacking in PPD (culture filtrate, heat treated and precipitated with trichloroacetic acid). Reacts strongly in ELISA with M. tuberculosis cell culture filtrate or whole cells directly coated onto the microtiter wells (1). In Western blotting after SDS-PAGE reacts strongly with Ag85C and not as strongly with Ag85A and Ag85B.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
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