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Camelid single domain antibodies (sdAbs) consist only of one antigen binding site of an Alpaca heavy chain antibody. With only ~15 kDa, these Tags are about 10-times smaller than conventional IgG antibody molecules.
|Cat. No. N0305-250ug||
250 µg purified antibody, lyophilized from PBS. For reconstitution add 250 µl H2O to get a 1mg/ml solution in PBS. Then aliquot and store at -20°C to -80°C until use.
Antibodies should be stored at +4°C when still lyophilized. Do not freeze!
|Immunogen||Recombinant protein corresponding to AA 1 to 238 from jellyfish GFP (UniProt Id: P42212)|
|Specificity||GFP (green fluorescent protein) and common GFP derivatives like EGFP, mEGFP, Sirius, tSapphire, Cerulean, eCFP, mTurquoise, acGFP, Emerald, superecliptic pHluorin, paGFP, superfolder GFP, eYFP, mVenus, mClover3 and Citrine|
This single domain antibody carries a C-terminal cystein available for conjugation.
Green fluorescent protein GFP and its derivates have become very popular and universal tools in cell biology. It is a monomeric and fast maturating protein with high photostability. Due to its sensitivity to pH changes it can be used as a biological pH indicator.
Unlabeled variants and several modifications of sdAbs like biotin, fluorophore or DBCO conjugation are available.
In FluoTag®-Q each fluorophore is coupled to exactly one FluoTag, which in turn binds to its target molecule in a monovalent fashion. The high binding affinity and a coupling efficiency of > 95% guarantees a highly linear relation between the number of target molecules and the intensity of fluorescence. This enables a direct count of the target molecule of interest. The fluorophore is located exceptionally close to the recognized epitope (< 1.5 nm), which is ideal for all microscopy techniques.
In FluoTag®-X two fluorophore molecules are site-specifically coupled to each FluoTag molecule. Therefore, the reagent simultaneously targets up to four fluorophores (in X4 variants) to the protein of interest, which ensures extra-bright signals. Owing to the small size of the FluoTags, the distance between the target epitope and each fluorophore is ~ 3 nm.
In comparison to detection systems using conventional antibodies, FluoTag-X can thus improve the localization accuracy by 10-15 nm. Both features - superior brightness and precise fluorophore placement - render the FluoTag-X products excellent tools for all microscopy techniques.