Key advantages of the Vector[R] M.O.M.[TM] Immunodetection Kits:
- Significant reduction of endogenous mouse Ig staining when using mouse primary antibodies on mouse tissue
- Clear, crisp specific staining of antigens of interest
- Based on VECTASTAIN ABC reagent protocols
- Procedures are simple and easy to follow
- No tedious calculations or antibody prebinding steps required
- 6 ml of M.O.M. Protein Concentrate
- 1 ml M.O.M. Mouse Ig Blocking Reagent
- 0.1 ml M.O.M. Biotinylated Anti-Mouse IgG Reagent
- VECTASTAIN Elite ABC Reagents A(1 ml) and B (1 ml)
The Vector M.O.M. Immunodetection Kit contains enough stock reagents to produce about 25 ml of working solution which is generally sufficient to stain approximately 250 tissue sections.
The Vector M.O.M. Immunodetection Kits are specifically designed to reduce endogenous mouse IgG staining when using mouse primary antibodies on mouse tissue. The inability of an anti-mouse secondary antibody to distinguish between a primary antibody produced in mice and the endogenous mouse immunoglobulins present in mouse tissue results in high background staining which obscures specific staining. This problem can be essentially eliminated by using aVector M.O.M. Elite Kit. The result is clear, crisp specific staining of the antigens of interest.
The Vector M.O.M. Elite Kit contains a proprietary Mouse IgG Blocking Reagent and is based on the simple and easy to follow VECTASTAIN ABC reagent protocols; no tedious calculations or antibody pre-binding steps are required. Excellent staining results for a once difficult application have now become routine with the Vector M.O.M. System.
The Vector M.O.M Immunodetection Kits are useful in any mouse-on-mouse application, such as studies in genetically engineered mice, including transgenic and knock-out models, as well as mouse xenografts. The M.O.M. Kits can be also used in multiple antigen staining protocols to localize two different mouse primary antibodies on the same mouse tissue sections using fluorescent or enzyme-based detection systems. Detailed information for multiple antigen labeling can be found in our brochure, ‘Discovery Through Color: A Guide to Multiple Antigen Labeling’ , available on our website.
Four Vector M.O.M. Kits are available. The three kits based on avidin/biotin technology use the same proprietary M.O.M. Mouse Ig Blocking Reagent and the M.O.M. Biotinylated Anti-Mouse Ig Reagent, but offer a choice of an enzyme-based or fluorescent-based visualization method. M.O.M. Mouse Ig Blocking Reagent and M.O.M. Biotinylated Anti-Mouse Ig Reagent are also available separately.
The Vector[R] M.O.M.[TM] ImmPRESS[TM] Kit contains our proprietary M.O.M. Mouse Ig Blocking Reagent paired with a specialized, ready-to-use, one-step, non-biotin M.O.M.[TM] ImmPRESS[TM] Peroxidase Polymer reagent.
Choose from the wide variety of peroxidase substrates available for chromogenic development.