Staphylococcal Protein A binds strongly and specifically to the Fc region of immunoglobulin molecules, particularly IgG. The product contains five high-affinity binding sites capable of interacting with the Fc region of IgG in humans, rabbits, pigs, and other species. Biotin-Protein A, which is produced by covalently linking biotin to protein A, can be used in immunodetections, such as immunoblotting (western or dot blot), ELISA, and immunohistochemistry.
2 mg/ml in PBS (pH 7.4) containing 10 mg/ml BSA and 0.02% sodium azide.
Store at 4°C for short periods of time, one month or shorter. Aliquot and store at -20°C for longer periods. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles. Prolonged storage may result in slight precipitation, so clarify the solution by centrifugation before use.