F(ab')2 fragment antibodies are generated by pepsin digestion of whole IgG antibodies to remove most of the Fc region while leaving some of the hinge region. F(ab')2 fragments have two antigen-binding Fab portions linked together by disulfide bonds and therefore they are divalent. The average molecular weight is about 110 kDa. They are used for specific applications, such as to avoid binding of secondary antibodies to live cells with Fc receptors or to Protein A or Protein G.
Based on immunoelectrophoresis and/or ELISA, the antibody reacts with the F(ab')2/Fab portion of rat IgG. It also reacts with the light chains of other rat immunoglobulins. No antibody was detected against the Fc portion of rat IgG or against non-immunoglobulin serum proteins. The antibody has been tested by ELISA and/or solid-phase adsorbed to ensure minimal cross-reaction with human, bovine and horse serum proteins, but it may cross-react with immunoglobulins from other species.
Antibody Format: F(ab')2 Fragment
Specificity: IgG, F(ab')2 Fragment Specific
Conjugate: Allophycocyanin (APC)
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