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Secondaries you can trust

We have developed a range of well-defined secondary antibodies with extensive validation data in key applications.

In order to achieve high assay performance, selection of a good quality secondary antibody is critical to ensure specificity, sensitivity and consistency. When it comes to choosing a secondary, validation in key applications minimizes the risk of experimental failure due to unreliable reagents. Unfortunately, the availability of well-defined secondary antibodies with validation data is limited.

Our range of well-defined secondaries have proved more specific than both equivalent and preadsorbed products from competitors (see comparative study below). We have developed seven different secondary antibodies and conjugated them to HRP and biotin, ensuring high specificity across the entire range. Each product datasheet contains:

  • Data validation in key applications and, in many cases, for different targets. Comparative data to equivalent products from competitors showing the greater performance of our key secondaries is also provided.
  • Due to the high homology of immunoglobulins between species, secondary antibodies may potentially cross-react with species other than the intended target. Pre-adsorption of the antibody against potential cross-reacting species helps minimize this issue. However, very few suppliers provide quantitative data on the estimated species cross-reactivity of the secondary. In most cases,  suppliers do not even mention whether the secondary may potentially cross-react with other species. Each of our datasheets contains estimated cross-reactivity for key species so you can make the best assessment possible to ensure the success of your experiment.

UnconjugatedHRPBiotin
Goat anti-Rabbit IgG H&Lab182016ab205718ab207995
Goat anti-Mouse IgG H&Lab182017ab205719ab207996
Goat anti-Rat IgG H&Lab182018ab205720ab207997
Goat anti-Chicken IgY H&Lab182019ab205721ab207998
Donkey anti-Rabbit IgG H&Lab182020ab205722ab207999
Donkey anti-Goat IgG H&Lab182021ab205723ab208000
Donkey anti-Mouse IgG H&Lab182022ab205724ab208001

Comparative study

The performance of our Goat anti-Rabbit IgG H&L (HRP) ( ab205718) was compared by western blotting to two competitor products. Competitor A is equivalent to ab205718, while competitor B has been pre-adsorbed to minimize species cross-reactivity and maximize specificity. The results show that non-specific binding is significantly decreased when using ab205718 in comparison to equivalent and preadsorbed products from competitors.

Samples

Lanes 1, 5, and 9: Human spleen lysates (10 μg)

Lanes 2, 6, and 10: Human heart lysates (10 μg)

Lanes 3, 7, and 11: Mouse spleen lysates (10 μg)

Lanes 4, 8, and 12: Mouse heart lysates (10 μg)

Methods

This blot was produced using a 4-12% Bis-tris gel under the MOPS buffer system. The gel was transferred onto a nitrocellulose membrane and then blocked for an hour using 2% Bovine Serum Albumin before being incubated with secondary antibodies at 0.05 μg/ml. Any non-specific background binding was detected following membrane incubation in ECL (ab133406) and 20 minute exposure.

The performance of our Goat anti-Rat IgG H&L (HRP) (ab205720) was compared by western blotting to an equivalent competitor product. The results show the higher specificty of ab205720 in comparison to the equivalent product from a competitor when detecting primary antibody ab6161 (Rat monoclonal to tubulin).

Samples

Lanes 1: Liver (Human) tissue lysate (10 μg)

Lanes 2: Liver (Mouse) tissue lysate (10 μg)

Lanes 3: Liver (Rat) tissue lysate (10 μg)

Lanes 4: HeLa whole cell lysate (10 μg)

Lanes 5: NIH 3T3 whole cell lysate (10 μg)

Lanes 6: PC12 whole cell lysate (10 μg)

Methods

This blot was produced using a 4-12%  Bis-tris gel under the MOPS buffer system. The gel was transferred onto a nitrocellulose membrane and then blocked for an hour using 2% BSA before being incubated with ab6161 overnight at 4C. Antibody binding was detected using ab205720 secondary antibody or a equivalent product from a competitor at 1/5,000 following membrane incubation in ECL (ab133406) and 15 seconds exposure.

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