Immunofluorescence (IF/ICC) Antibody-Biomarker


Immunofluorescence is a powerful technique that utilizes fluorescent-labeled antibodies to detect specific target antigens. Immunofluorescence uses a single, primary antibody, chemically linked to a fluorophore. The primary antibody recognizes the target antigen and binds to a specific epitope. The attached fluorophore can be detected via fluorescent microscopyThe technique is very sensitive and versatile and finds numerous applications in the fields of immunology, cell morphology, genetics, diagnostics and histopathology.
Biomarker (or biological marker) is a substance which exists in a living organism; which usually is used to measure the transformation of biological system, organ, tissue, subcellular structure or their function. Biomarkers are used in many scientific fields.Biomarkers are also measured the diagnosis of disease, dividing the stage of disease, which can be used to evaluate the effect and safety of the new pharmacy and therapy on human.In medicine, a biomarker can be a traceable marker that is injected into an organism as a means to evaluate organ's function or other aspects of health.