Immunofluorescence (IF/ICC) Antibody-Biological Target

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.
Biological target is very critical to drug discovery, drug development and disease diagnosis. Based on published estimates, there are approximately 1100 host biological targets and 200 pathogen biological targets. Biological target reagents can be used in pharmaceutical industry and academic biomedical research for immunomodulation, inflammation, cardiovascular diseases, central nervous system (CNS) and cancer etc.