[Histonet] RE: Stupid Rabbit primaries!

Morken, Timothy Timothy.Morken <@t> ucsfmedctr.org
Tue Mar 22 21:00:25 CDT 2011

Sarah, is it a whole serum antibody? Jackson Laboratories has Ig fragments that can be used to block endogenous Ig sites in the tissue and largely eliminate non-specific staining. 

A well-purified antibody prep should not give much background, and if it is affinity purified it should be almost as good as a monoclonal. 

Tim Morken
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Subject: [Histonet] Stupid Rabbit primaries!

So I haven't had to deal with rabbit polyclonal primaries in a long time
because I remember how much the background sucks with them.
Unfortunately the only available antibody is a rabbit polyclonal.  Does
anyone have any suggestions for how to eliminate the background?  I have
diluted almost to the point of the antigens not showing!  Thanks guys
and gals!!

Sarah Goebel, BA, HT(ASCP)


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