Immunofluorescence (IF/ICC) Antibody-Mouse Monoclonal Antibody

Background

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.
Mouse monoclonal antibodies are produced by one type of immune cell and are all clones of a single parent cell. Monoclonal antibodies have monovalent affinity, in that they bind to the same epitope. Currently, Mouse monoclonal antibody technology is so valuable, not only can antibodies be used to protect against disease, they can also help to detect the presence of drugs, viral and bacterial products, and other unusual or abnormal substances in the blood. This has become an important tool in biochemistry, molecular biology and medicine.