Pierce™ Protein A

Catalog number:  21181

Thermo Scientific™  Related applications: Cellular Imaging | Protein Assays and Analysis

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Use this purified form of Thermo Scientific Pierce Protein A to probe and detect rabbit and human antibodies, especially IgG isotypes, in western blotting, ELISA, IHC and other immunoassay protocols.

Features of Protein A:

• Contains four Fc-binding domains per protein
• Better than Protein G for polyclonal IgG from rabbit, pig, dog and cat serum
• Poorer than Protein G for mouse IgG1, human IgG3 and rat, goat and cow antibodies

Protein A is a cell wall component produced by several strains of Staphylococcus aureus that consists of a single polypeptide chain and contains little or no carbohydrate. The Protein A molecule contains four high-affinity binding sites capable of interacting with the Fc region from IgG of several species including human and rabbit. Optimal binding occurs at pH 8.2, although binding is also effective at neutral or physiological conditions (pH 7.0 to 7.6).

Properties of Native Protein A:
• Source: Staphylococcus aureus
• Molecular weight: 46,762 (Apparent MW by SDS-PAGE: 42,000)
• Form: salt-free powder
• A280 of 0.1% solution: ~0.137 (theoretical)
• Isoelectric point (pI): 5.16 (theoretical)

The interaction between Protein A and IgG is not equivalent for all species. Even within a species, Protein A interacts with some subclasses of IgG and not others. For instance, human IgG1, IgG2 and IgG4 bind strongly, while IgG3 does not bind. There are also many instances in which monoclonal antibodies do not bind to Protein A, especially the majority of rat immunoglobulins and mouse IgG1.

Related Products
Pierce™ Protein A, Biotinylated
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


Product Line: Pierce™
Product Size: 5 mg
Target Molecule: Antibodies

Contents & storage

Upon receipt store at -20°C. Product is shipped with an ice pack.


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