Rabbit anti Bovine albumin antibody recognises bovine albumin (BSA), a soluble protein which constitutes approximately one half of blood serum protein. BSA functions primarily as a carrier protein for steroids, fatty acids, and thyroid hormones and plays a role in stabilizing extracellular fluid volume.
BSA is synthesized in the liver as preproalbumin, which has an N-terminal peptide removed before it is released by the rough endoplasmic reticulum as proalbumin. In turn, proalbumin is cleaved in the Golgi vesicles to produce albumin, which is secreted into the blood stream.
BSA is used as a nutrient in cell cultures, as an enzyme stabilizer during DNA digestion, and as a diluent or blocking agent in immunohistochemistry and ELISAs.
- Target Species
- Product Form
- Serum - liquid
- Antiserum Preparation
- Antisera to bovine albumin were raised by repeated immunisations of rabbits with highly purified antigen.
- Buffer Solution
- Phosphate buffered saline
- Preservative Stabilisers
- 0.01% Sodium Azide (NaN3)
- Bovine albumin
- 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.
- 18 months from date of despatch.
- Entrez Gene
- GO Terms
fatty acid binding
metal ion binding
cellular response to starvation
hemolysis by symbiont of host erythrocytes
pyridoxal phosphate binding
negative regulation of apoptosis
maintenance of mitochondrion location
- For research purposes only
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 Albumin 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.
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