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Human IgM (mu chain) antibody [HM-7]

Cat No. GTX40291

Host Rat
Clonality Monoclonal
Clone Name HM-7
Isotype IgM
Application ELISA
Reactivity Human
APPLICATION

Application Note

*Optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the researcher.
Application Dilution
ELISA Assay dependent
Not tested in other applications.

Specificity/Sensitivity

GTX40291 reacts with the mu chain of human IgM.<br><br>This antibody has not been cross-adsorbed and may react with homologous peptides from related species.
PROPERTIES

Form

Liquid

Buffer

PBS, 0.1% Sodium Azide

Storage

Store as concentrated solution. Centrifuge briefly prior to opening vial. For short-term storage (1-2 weeks), store at 4ºC. For long-term storage, aliquot and store at -20ºC or below. Avoid multiple freeze-thaw cycles.

Concentration

1.0mg/ml

Antigen Species

Human

Immunogen

Purified human IgM.

Purification

Purified by affinity chromatography
From tissue culture supernatant

Conjugation

Unconjugated

Note

For In vitro laboratory use only. Not for any clinical, therapeutic, or diagnostic use in humans or animals. Not for animal or human consumption.
TARGET

Background

Immunoglobulins (Ig) are the antigen recognition molecules of B cells. An Ig molecule is made up of 2 identical heavy chains and 2 identical light chains (see MIM 147200) joined by disulfide bonds so that each heavy chain is linked to a light chain and the 2 heavy chains are linked together. Each Ig heavy chain has an N-terminal variable (V) region containing the antigen-binding site and a C-terminal constant (C) region, encoded by an individual C region gene, that determines the isotype of the antibody and provides effector or signaling functions. The heavy chain V region is encoded by 1 each of 3 types of genes: V genes (see MIM 147070), joining (J) genes (see MIM 147010), and diversity (D) genes (see MIM 146910). The C region genes are clustered downstream of the V region genes within the heavy chain locus on chromosome 14. The IGHM gene encodes the C region of the mu heavy chain, which defines the IgM isotype. Naive B cells express the transmembrane forms of IgM and IgD (see IGHD; MIM 1471770) on their surface. During an antibody response, activated B cells can switch to the expression of individual downstream heavy chain C region genes by a process of somatic recombination known as isotype switching. In addition, secreted Ig forms that act as antibodies can be produced by alternative RNA processing of the heavy chain C region sequences. Although the membrane forms of all Ig isotypes are monomeric, secreted IgM forms pentamers, and occasionally hexamers, in plasma (summary by Janeway et al., 2005).[supplied by OMIM, Aug 2010]
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