Rabbit anti Human Calcitonin antibody recognizes human calcitonin. Calcitonin is a peptide hormone that lowers blood calcium concentrations. It is released by C cells within the thyroid, and is important in the regulation of plasma calcium levels.
This antibody stains parafollicular cells of normal thyroid, and cells of medullary 'C' cell carcinomas.
Serum - liquid, ready to use
Antisera to calcitonin were raised by repeated immunisation of rabbits with highly purified antigen.
Bovine Serum Albumin
Synthetic human calcitonin
Approx. Protein Concentrations
Reagents In The Kit
Preparing The Antibody
Phosphate buffered saline
Store at +4oC.
DO NOT FREEZE.
This product should be stored undiluted. Should this product contain a precipitate we recommend microcentrifugation before use.
This product has been reported to work in the following applications. This information is derived from testing within our laboratories, peer-reviewed publications or personal communications from the originators. Please refer to references indicated for further information. For general protocol recommendations, please visit the antibody protocols page.
Immunohistology - Frozen
Immunohistology - Paraffin
Where this antibody has not been tested for use in a particular technique this does not necessarily exclude its use in such procedures. Suggested working dilutions are given as a guide only. It is recommended that the user titrates the antibody for use in their own system using appropriate negative/positive controls.
This product does not require protein digestion pre-treatment of paraffin sections. This product does not require antigen retrieval using heat treatment prior to staining of paraffin sections.