Antibodies are the primary weapon of the adaptive immune system. They are made to order against each new target – or antigen – the body encounters; some protein on the surface of a bacterium, virus, fungal cell, or anything else the body recognises as ‘foreign’. It is the shape, not the sequence of a protein that an antibody recognises; as sure as a key fits a lock, an antibody will ‘fit’ an antigen, recognising some unique nook, crevice or fold – the epitope – on an antigen.
However, in addition to the vital roles antibodies play in the body, the ability to harness this specificity for our own ends has, arguably, been one of the most important developments for basic research in modern times, forming the bedrock of numerous techniques.
By producing antibodies against targets that we select we have been able to identify, isolate or count populations of cells by flow cytometry, diagnose infections and disease, measure the concentrations of proteins using techniques like ELISA, or locate where they are expressed in samples of tissue or cells through techniques like IHC or ICC.
They’re not just useful as molecular name tags though, their uses can also be based on functional characteristics, neutralising the action of proteins, blocking or activating receptors on cells, activating compliment. The list of their potential uses in research goes on.
Please click on the company links below to view all of the products from that supplier.
|Primary Antibodies||ABclonal, Abcore, Abnova, Absolute Antibody, Acris, Artron, Aves, Aviva, Biosensis, BioXCell, Bioss, Biovendor, Bioworld, CellBiolabs, Cosmo Bio, Creative Bioarray, Cusabio, Dendritics, Diaclone, EastCoast Bio, ECM Biosciences, Elabscience, EnCor Biotechnology, EnoGene, Everest, Exalpha, Exbio, FabGennix, Fitzgerald, Fuller Labs, Funakoshi, Gemacbio, Gennova, GenScript, GenWay, ICL, IMGENEX, Immunostep, Immunoway, Immuquest, Kingfisher, Life Sensors, Maine Biotech, MediMabs, MyBioSource, Nordic-MUbio, Oxford BioMed. Res., Protein Biotech, RevMAb, SICGEN, Tonbo Bioscences, ViroStat & VMRD|
|Secondary Antibodies||Acris, Aves Labs (IgYs), Aviva Systems Biology, BioXCell, Biosensis, EnoGene, Genway & Nordic-MUbio|
|Flow Cytometry Antibodies||Exalpha Biologicals, Exbio, FabGennix, Immunostep & Tonbo Bioscience|
|Chicken Antibodies (IgY)||Aves Labs & Immune Biosolutions|
|Phosphorylated Antibodies||ECM Biosciences, Phosphosolutions & SignalWay|
|Isotope Control Antibodies||Acris & GenWay|
|Veterinary||Nordic-MUbio, Kingfisher & VMRD|
|In Vivo Monoclonal Antibodies||BioXCell (InVivomAbs, InVivoPlus)|
|Conjugated Antibodies||Abcore & Bioss Inc.|
|Infectious Disease Antibodies|
|Extra-Cellular Membrane Antibodies||ECM Biosciences|
|IHC Antibodies||Gennova Scientific|
|Ubiquitous Antibodies||Life Sensors|
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We stock a huge range of antibodies sourced from a large range of companies so whatever your chosen ‘target’, application, or research area, please feel to explore what we have available through the links above or via the search box.