Mouse anti Human C8 antibody, clone 056B-373 recognizes complement component 8 (C8), a 151 kDa member of the complement C6/C7/C8/C9 family, present in serum. C8 is a terminal component of the complement system, part of both the complement membrane attack complex (MAC), and important to MAC assembly. C8 binds to the C5b-7 complex, anchored to the membrane, creating C5b-8. C5b-8 binds C9 and catalyses the polymerization of C9 molecules to form C5-b9 (MAC). C8 is thought to contain lipid binding sites, facilitating the insertion of MAC into the membrane.
Defects in the alpha chain of C8 can result in complement C8 deficiency type I. Furthermore, C8 deficiencies can cause recurring bacterial infections, in particular from Neisseria meningitides.
- Target Species
- Product Form
- Purified IgG - liquid
- Purified IgG prepared by affinity chromatography on Protein A
- Buffer Solution
- Borate buffered saline
- Preservative Stabilisers
- 0.1% Sodium Azide (NaN3)
- Purified human C8
- Approx. Protein Concentrations
- IgG concentration 1.0mg/ml
- Store at +4oC or at -20oC if preferred.
Storage in frost-free freezers is not recommended.
This product should be stored undiluted. Avoid repeated freezing and thawing as this may denature the antibody. Should this product contain a precipitate we recommend microcentrifugation before use.
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- Entrez Gene
- GO Terms
membrane attack complex
complement activation, alternative pathway
complement activation, classical pathway
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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.
Applications of C8 antibody
|Immunohistology - Frozen
Where this product 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 product for use in their own system using appropriate negative/positive controls.
- Histology Positive Control Tissue
- Kidney from post streptoccal glomerulonephritis patients
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