This antibody is predicted to react with non-human primate based on sequence homology.
Recombinant rabbit polyclonal antibodies are unique offerings from Thermo Fisher Scientific. They are comprised of a selection of multiple different recombinant monoclonal antibodies, providing the best of both worlds - the sensitivity of polyclonal antibodies with the specificity of monoclonal antibodies - all delivered with the consistency only found in a recombinant antibody. While functionally the same as a polyclonal antibody - recognizing multiple epitope sites on the target and producing higher detection sensitivity for low abundance targets - a recombinant rabbit polyclonal antibody has a known mixture of light and heavy chains. The exact population can be produced in every lot, circumventing the biological variability typically associated with polyclonal antibody production.
IFN alpha (Interferon alpha) is a Type I interferon belonging to a family of structurally related, species-specific proteins exclusive to vertebrates. The interaction of IFN-alpha with its receptor component result in the activation of a number of signaling pathways which are mainly involved in innate immune response against viral infection. In humans, the gene for IFN alpha is located on on chromosome 9. The type I interferons consist of 14 different alpha isoforms (subtypes with slightly different specificities), and single beta, omega, epsilon and kappa isoforms. Homologous molecules are found in many species, including rats and mice (and most mammals), and have been identified in birds, reptiles and fish species. IFN alpha is produced primarily by plasmacytoid dendritic cells, is a potent component of the anti-viral innate immune response and modulates adaptive immunity. Diseases associated with the dysfunction of IFN alpha include Hepatitis C and Hepatitis.
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Protein Aliases: alpha-2a interferon; ifa; IFN α; IFN-alpha 1b; IFN-alpha-1/13; IFN-alpha-2; IFNAalphaIFN-alpha-1/13; IFNalpha; IFNα; interferon alpha 1b; interferon alpha 2a; interferon alpha 2b; interferon alpha A; Interferon alpha-1/13; Interferon alpha-2; Interferon alpha-A; Interferon alpha-D; interferon, alpha 1; interferon, alpha 2; interferon-alpha1; LeIF A; LeIF D; MGC138207; MGC138505; MGC138507
Gene Aliases: IFL; IFN; IFN-ALPHA; IFN-alphaA; IFN-alphaD; IFNA; IFNA1; IFNA13; IFNA2; IFNA2A; IFNA2B; IFNA2C; IFNA@; INFA2