Reconstitute the lyophilized antiserum by adding 1 mL sterile distilled water.
Inter-species cross-reactivity is a normal feature of antibodies to Serum proteins, since homologous proteins of different species frequently share antigenic determinants. Crossreactivity of this antiSerum has not been tested in detail.
In immunoelectrophoresis use 2 µL serum or equivalent against 120 µL antiserum. In double radial immunodiffusion use a rosette arrangement with 10 µL antiserum in 3 mm diameter centre well and 2 µL serum samples (neat and serially diluted) in 2 mm diameter peripheral wells.
Dilutions may be prepared by adding phosphate buffered saline (PBS, pH 7.2). Repeated thawing and freezing should be avoided. If a slight precipitation occurs upon storage, this should be removed by centrifugation. It will not affect the performance of the antiserum. Diluted antiserum should be stored at 4°C, not refrozen, and preferably used the same day.
Transferrins (Tf) are an approximately 80kDa blood plasma glycoprotein synthesized by the liver. They are iron binding transport proteins which can bind two Fe(3+) ions in association with the binding of an anion, usually bicarbonate. It is responsible for the transport of iron from sites of absorption and heme degradation to those of storage and utilization. Transferrin is the primary blood iron transport protein and under normal conditions; approximately one-third of total blood transferrin contains bound iron. Measurement of blood transferrin levels can be used as an indicator for blood iron-carrying capacity and abnormalities of iron metabolism such as anaemia, iron overload and haemochromatosis.Serum transferrin may also have a further role in stimulating cell proliferation.
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Protein Aliases: Beta-1 metal-binding globulin; DKFZp781D0156; hypotransferrinemia with hemochromatosis; Serotransferrin; Siderophilin; transferin; Transferrin
Gene Aliases: AI266983; Cd176; HP; hpx; Tf; Tfn; Trf
UniProt ID: (Mouse) Q921I1
Entrez Gene ID: (Mouse) 22041
Molecular Function: transfer/carrier protein