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Normal Mouse Serum (Invitrogen™)

Normal Mouse Serum Control for IF, ICC, IHC, BLOCK, Ctrl

Peroxidase Suppressor (Thermo Scientific™)

Thermo Scientific Pierce Peroxidase Suppressor is a stable, easy-to-use inhibitor of endogenous peroxidase activity from cells and tissues to reduce background signal in HRP-based immunohistochemistry applications.

Features of Peroxidase Suppressor:

• Stable
• One component
• Ready-to-use
• Effectively inhibits peroxidase activity without interfering with antigen-antibody
interactions

This peroxidase suppressor is optimized for immunohistochemical applications. The Peroxidase Suppressor is a stable, easy-to-use inhibitor of endogenous peroxidase activity. This proprietary formulation is the most effective peroxidase inhibitor available. The immunoperoxidase method is a commonly used detection method for immunostaining of cells and tissues. However, the analysis often is complicated by the presence of endogenous peroxidase and "pseudoperoxidase" activity in the cells and tissues. This presence results in nonspecific staining when a substrate such as diaminobenzidine (DAB) is present. Nonspecific staining is difficult to distinguish from the immunochemical marker, making it difficult to distinguish the final location of the antigen of interest. The typical method of inhibiting endogenous peroxidase activity involves hydrogen peroxide or hydrogen peroxide in methanol. The peroxidase suppressor inhibits peroxidase activity even more effectively than the method using hydrogen peroxide in methanol. Plus, the Peroxidase Suppressor does not affect antibody activity (see figure). Peroxidase Suppressor also can be used on blots of whole cell supernatant prior to the addition of the horseradish peroxidase (HRP) marker.

eBioscience™ 20X TBS Wash Buffer for IHC/ICC (Invitrogen™)

The 20X TBS Wash Buffer for IHC/ICC is for use in immunohistochemistry and immunocytochemistry protocols which require washing to remove non-specific binding. This wash buffer is recommended for eFluor™ Nanocrystal conjugated-antibodies following antibody incubation. The TBS Wash Buffer is also compatible with organic dye-conjugated antibodies as well as unconjugated antibodies that may be used in two and three step staining protocols. The buffer is supplied as a 20X stock solution that should be diluted to 1X with distilled water.

Reported Application
Immunohistochemical Staining, Immunocytochemistry

SuperBlock™ T20 (PBS) Blocking Buffer (Thermo Scientific™)

SuperBlock Blocking Buffer is optimized solution containing a single purified glycoprotein that provides incredibly fast and effective blocking for ELISA, IHC, and western blot analysis.

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Features of SuperBlock Blocking Buffer:
Blocking time—block membranes in 5 to 10 minutes and ELISA plates in 2 minutes
Applications—ELISA, western blotting, IHC; biotin-free for use with streptavidin system
Stability—store buffer at 4°C for one year; store blocked plates dry for up to 12 months

Blocking micro-plates, membranes or tissues with a SuperBlock Buffer yields a high signal-to-noise ratio in most detection systems. The protein-based formulation does not contain any immunoglobulins, albumin, or endogenous biotin, making it compatible in many situations where traditional blocking agents fail. The buffer is especially effective at blocking coated polystyrene microplates (96-well plates) and stabilizing them for drying and storage for later use.

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Blocker™ BSA (10X) in PBS (Thermo Scientific™)

Blocker BSA (10X) is a purified 10% solution of bovine serum albumin for blocking in western blotting, ELISA, IHC, and nucleic acid detection methods.

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Blocker BSA is a 10% (w/v) solution of high-quality BSA that is useful for saturating excess protein-binding sites on membranes and microplates in immunoassays. It is most frequently diluted 10-fold (to 1% BSA) in 1X PBS or 1X TBS for initial testing. Blocker BSA is usually more effective than nonfat milk for biotin-avidin systems because it contains a single purified protein that is devoid of endogenous biotin.

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I-Block™ Protein-Based Blocking Reagent (Invitrogen™)

I-Block reagent is a highly purified casein-based blocking reagent. It provides superior blocking compared to both dried milk and BSA. Unlike other casein-based blocking reagents, I-Block reagent is essentially biotin-free. I-Block reagent is tested in assays using Tropix substrates and alkaline phosphatase conjugates, and is useful as a blocking reagent in membrane-based and immunoassay applications.

The suggested working concentration is 0.2% (w/v) for detection of nucleic acids on neutral or positively-charged nylon membranes and for immunoassays and protein detection on membranes (nitrocellulose, PVDF, or neutral nylon). For protein detection on positively-charged nylon membrane (such as TropilonPlus membrane), a concentration of 3% is recommended. I-Block blocking solution is prepared in either Tris- or phosphate-buffered saline buffer with heating (40-50°C).

This casein-based blocking reagent can be used with Western-Light, Western-Light Plus, Western-Star, ELISA-Light, Southern-Light, and Southern-Star detection systems.

Pierce™ Fast Wash Buffer, 10X (Thermo Scientific™)

Pierce Fast Wash Buffer, 10X, for use with Pierce Fast Blocking Buffer.

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Pierce™ Fast Blocking Buffer (Thermo Scientific™)

Pierce Fast Blocking Buffer effectively and reliably blocks western blots in just five minutes to provide low-background results for traditional western blotting protocols.

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Pierce Fast Blocking Buffer streamlines western blot protocols by providing consistent, high-quality blocking for nitrocellulose or PVDF membranes in only five minutes, producing results comparable to traditional blockers. Blocking and probing steps with Fast Blocking Buffer prevent nonspecific binding of detection antibodies during probing steps but allows specific detection to occur. Pierce Fast Wash Buffer provides efficient membrane washing after incubation with a primary and secondary antibody to effectively shorten total washing time to 20 minutes (from the typical 90 minutes). This buffer is compatible with antibodies and biotin-avidin systems, as well as both nitrocellulose and PVDF membranes.

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Normal Human Serum (Invitrogen™)

Normal Human Serum Control for IF, ICC, IHC, BLOCK, Ctrl

Blocker™ BSA (10X) in TBS (Thermo Scientific™)

Blocker BSA (10X) is purified 10% solution of bovine serum albumin for blocking in western blotting, ELISA, IHC and nucleic acid detection methods.

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Blocker BSA is a 10% (w/v) solution of high-quality BSA that is useful for saturating excess protein-binding sites on membranes and microplates in immunoassays. It is most frequently diluted 10-fold (to 1% BSA) in 1X PBS or 1X TBS for initial testing. Blocker BSA is usually more effective than nonfat milk blocking buffers for biotin-avidin systems because it contains a single purified protein that is devoid of endogenous biotin.

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Normal Horse Serum (Invitrogen™)

Normal Horse Serum Control for IF, ICC, IHC, BLOCK, Ctrl

Normal Goat Serum (Invitrogen™)

Normal Goat Serum Control for IF, ICC, IHC, BLOCK, Ctrl

Protein Stabilizing Cocktail (Thermo Scientific™)

The Thermo Scientific Protein Stabilizing Cocktail is a versatile stabilizing solution that increases the shelf-life of purified or partially purified proteins during routine storage.

Features of the Protein Stabilizing Cocktail:

• Stabilizes most enzymes and other proteins significantly better than ordinary buffers
• Protect proteins from environmental stresses
• Does not destabilize biomolecules in downstream assays
• Components are low molecular weight and fully dialyzable
• Low-viscosity reagent is easier to pipette than 50% glycerol
• Protein classes tested include kinases, phosphatases, peroxidases, restriction enzymes, luciferases, cytokines and antibodies

This proprietary formulation of low-molecular weight, naturally occurring molecules helps protect proteins from environmental stresses that can otherwise lead to enzyme inactivation, aggregation and freeze-thaw damage. The Protein Stabilizing Cocktail is provided as an easily pipettable, buffered 4X concentrate. Solutions of enzymes and other proteins to which the cocktail has been added may be refrigerated or frozen for storage without losing their activity or function. Although the degree of stabilization is protein-specific, the cocktail significantly stabilizes most proteins compared with conventional buffer alone. The Protein Stabilizing Cocktail is nontoxic and does not destabilize biomolecules; however, all cocktail components can be removed by dialysis or desalting before use in downstream assays, if desired.