Store at 4°C in the dark. Under these conditions, the antibodies should have a shelf life of at least 12 months (provided they remain sterile). For longer storage periods, dilute the antibodies with sterile glycerol and store at -20°C. Do not freeze these antibodies unless you want to store them for longer periods of time.
Chickens were immunized with purified, non-denatured rabbit IgG (containing both heavy and light chains). Eggs were collected from hyperimmunized hens and the IgY fraction purified from the yolks. Anti-rabbit IgG’s were affinity-purified over a column conjugated with purified rabbit IgG (containing both heavy and light chains) and then conjugated with horseradish peroxidase.
HEPES (50 mM, pH 7.0), NaCl (0.1 M), bovine serum albumin (0.2%, w/v), thimerosal (0.01%, w/v) (as an anti-microbial agent).
There is no detectable cross-reactivity with goat, human or mouse IgG.
Antibodies were tested for specificity using double-immunodiffusion in agarose gels and ELISA analysis. In the latter, a 1:20,000 dilution gave an O.D. of 1.0 in a 15 minute reaction using tetramethylbenzidine as substrate.
These antibodies are to be used as research laboratory reagents and are not for use as diagnostic or therapeutic reagents in humans.