Reconstituted by adding 1 mL sterile distilled water, spun down to remove insoluble particles, divided into small aliquots, frozen and stored at or below -20°C.
The antiSerum does not cross-react with any other component of Human plasma. Inter-species crossreactivity is a normal feature of antibodies to plasma proteins since they frequently share antigenic determinants. Cross-reactivity of this antiSerum has not been tested in detail.
Prior to use, an aliquot is thawed slowly at ambient temperature, spun down again and used to prepare working dilutions by adding sterile phosphate buffered saline (PBS, pH 7.2). Repeated thawing and freezing should be avoided. Working dilutions should be stored at +4°C, not refrozen, and preferably used the same day. If a slight precipitation occurs upon storage, this should be removed by centrifugation. It will not affect the performance of the immunoconjugate.
C1q is a sub-component of complement C1. C1q associates with complement components C1r and C1s, which are required for the progression of the proteolytic complement cascade. Deficiency of C1q has been associated with lupus erythematosus and glomerulonephritis. C1q is composed of 18 polypeptide chains: six A-chains, six B-chains, and six C-chains. Each chain contains a collagen-like region located near the N terminus and a C-terminal globular region. The A-, B-, and C-chains are arranged in the order A-C-B on chromosome 1.
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Protein Aliases: complement C1q chain A; complement C1q chain B; Complement C1q subcomponent subunit A; Complement C1q subcomponent subunit B; Complement C1q subcomponent subunit C; complement component 1, q subcomponent, A chain; complement component 1, q subcomponent, alpha polypeptide; complement component 1, q subcomponent, B chain; complement component 1, q subcomponent, beta polypeptide; complement component 1, q subcomponent, C chain; complement component 1, q subcomponent, gamma polypeptide; complement component C1q, A chain; complement component C1q, B chain; complement subcomponent C1q chain B
Gene Aliases: C1Q-C; C1QA; C1QB; C1QC; C1QG