Target of this antibody:
Alternative names of antibody target:
Chemokine, CC motif, ligand 5, CCL5, CCL-5, CCL 5
RANTES (regulated upon activation, normal T-cell expressed and secreted) is a 70-amino acid CC chemokine originally cloned from T-cell-specific sequences-enriched cDNA libraries. Both human and murine RANTES are chemotactic for monocytes. Human RANTES is also a chemoattractant for T-cells and eosinophils, as well as an activator of basophils for histamine release. In contrast to other CC chemokines, RANTES is only slowly expressed after activation of leukocytes. It is involved in a number of pathological conditions like chronic inflammation and autoimmune diseases.
Clonality of antibody:
This antibody reacts with:
E. coli-expressed mature rat RANTES (a.a. 1-70)
Concentration of antibody:
Form of antibody:
Formulation of this antibody:
100 µg (0.5 mg/ml) affinity purified rabbit anti-RANTES polyclonal antibody in phosphate buffered saline (PBS), pH 7.2, containing 50% glycerol, 1% BSA, 0.02% thimerosal.
This antibody has been succesfully tested for use in following methods:
Western blot analysis (0.5-4 µg/ml). However, the optimal conditions should be determined individually. RAW264.7 cells treated with LPS (15 hr) can be used as a positive control.
Shelf time: 12 months in temp.: -20 deg.C
How to handle this antibody:
The antibody solution should be gently mixed before use.
This antibody needs to be stored at + 4°C in a fridge short term in a concentrated dilution. Freeze thaw will destroy a percentage in every cycle and should be avoided.
If you buy Antibodies supplied by Biovision they should be stored frozen at - 24°C for long term storage and for short term at + 5°C.