This antibody is prediluted for Immunohistochemistry use. Not applicable. Not applicable. The prediluted antibody can be used on frozen cryostat sections as well as formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue sections. For paraffin-embedded tissue sections, we recommend an incubation time and temperature of 30 minutes at 37ºC for this antibody, when used in conjunction with GeneTex'Simmunoperoxidase staining kit. *Prolonged fixation in buffered formalin can destroy the epitope. For the localization of testosterone producing or testosterone capturing cells in normal and neoplastic tissues.
Indirect Testosterone: 100%, Androstenedione: 0.5% and DHEA: 0.01%
Whole rabbit antiserum containing 0.09% azide
Store as concentrated solution. Centrifuge briefly prior to opening vial. Store at 4ºC. DO NOT FREEZE.
From polyclonal serum
For laboratory use only. Not for any clinical, therapeutic, or diagnostic use in humans or animals. Not for animal or human consumption.
Testosterone is the principal androgen, or male sex hormone. One of the group of compounds known as anabolic steroids, testosterone is secreted by the testes but is also synthesized in small quantities in the ovaries, cortices of the adrenal glands, and placenta, usually from cholesterol. Testosterone is necessary in the fetus for the development of male external genitalia. Testosterone also stimulates protein synthesis and accounts for the greater muscular development of the male. For many years, synthetic steroids similar to testosterone have been used by athletes with the goal of improving performance, although recent medical research has shown that these drugs may have a wide range of harmful side effects.