Reconstitute the lyophilized antiserum by adding 1 mL sterile distilled water.
Inter-species cross-reactivity is a normal feature of antibodies to plasma 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 human plasma or equivalent against 120 µL antiserum. In double radial immunodiffusion use a rosette arrangement with 10 µL antiserum in 3 mm diameter center well and 2 µL plasma samples (neat and serially diluted) in 2 mm diameter peripheral wells. In single radial immunodiffusion use 1 percent antiserum in the gel.
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.
Transthyretin (TTR), generally called prealbumin, is a plasma protein that plays an important role in physiology such as a transporter of hormone thyroxine and retinal-binding protein. After produced primarily in the liver, TTR is excreted into the plasma. TTR represents a disproportionate fraction (25%) of CSF protein, prompting the suggestion that it is either selectively transported across the blood-CSF barrier or synthesized de novo within the central nervous system. Transthyretin is a constituent found to the neuritic plaques, neurofibrillary tangles, and microangiopathic lesions of senile cerebral amyloid. It has been reported that more than 40 different mutations in the TTR gene associated with amyloid deposition.
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Protein Aliases: Amyloidosis I; ATTR; carpal tunnel syndrome 1; epididymis luminal protein 111; pre-albumin; Prealbumin; prealbumin, amyloidosis type I; TBPA; thyroxine-binding prealbumin; Transthyretin
Gene Aliases: CTS; CTS1; HEL111; HsT2651; PALB; TBPA; TTR
UniProt ID: (Human) P02766
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 7276
Molecular Function: hydrolase