Goat anti Toxoplasma gondii antibody recognizes Toxoplasma gondii, an intracellular protozoan parasite that enters its host via the gastrointestinal tract. Goat anti Toxoplasma gondii antibody detects the virulent RH strain and is specific for the tachyzoites infectious stage in the T. gondii life cycle.
Felids are the dhe definitive host of T. gondii but it can also be carried by a vast number of warm-blooded animals, including humans. Toxoplasmosis is usually minor and self-limiting but can have serious or even fatal effects on a fetus, or if the host is immunocompromised. T. gondii encephalitis (TE) is the most common cerebral opportunistic infection in patients with AIDS (Israelski et al. 1988).
Purified IgG - liquid
Antisera to Toxoplasma gondii were raised by repeated immunisations of goat with highly purified antigen.
Sodium Azide (NaN3)
RH strain of Toxoplasma gondii.
Approx. Protein Concentrations
IgG concentration 1.0mg/ml
Reagents In The Kit
Preparing The Antibody
Phosphate buffered saline
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.
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.
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.