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Purified NA/LE Mouse Anti-Human TNF
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BD Pharmingen™
Human (QC Testing)
Mouse IgG1
Human TNF Recombinant Protein
ELISA (Routinely Tested), Neutralization (Tested During Development)
1.0 mg/ml
No azide/low endotoxin: Aqueous buffered solution containing no preservative, 0.2µm sterile filtered. Endotoxin level is ≤0.01 EU/µg (≤0.001 ng/µg) of protein as determined by the LAL assay.

Preparation And Storage

Store undiluted at 4°C. The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography. This preparation contains no preservatives, thus it should be handled under aseptic conditions.

Recommended Assay Procedures

ELISA: Purified Mouse Anti-Human TNF antibody (Clone MAb1, Cat. No. 551220) is useful as a capture antibody for a sandwich ELISA for measuring human TNF. The purified MAb1 antibody can be paired with Biotin Mouse Anti-Human TNF mAb ( Clone MAb11, Cat. No. 554511) as the detection antibody, with recombinant human TNF protein (Cat. No. 554618) as the standard.   For complex biological samples, such as serum or plasma, investigators are encouraged to use the BD OptEIA™ Human TNF ELISA Set (Cat. No. 555212) or BD OptEIA™ Human TNF ELISA Kit II (Cat. No. 550610).

Product Notices

  1. Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
  2. An isotype control should be used at the same concentration as the antibody of interest.
  3. Please refer to for technical protocols.
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Antibody Details
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The MAb1 antibody reacts with human tumor necrosis factor (TNF, aka TNF-α) protein.  TNF is a multifunctional cytokine involved in a variety of immune and inflammatory responses including hemorrhagic necrosis of tumors, septic shock, fever and autoimmune diseases. TNF can regulate the growth and differentiation of many different cell types. It is produced by different activated cell types including macrophages, T lymphocytes, NK cells, dendritic cells, endothelial cells, peripheral blood leukocytes, osteoblasts, astrocytes, mast cells, Kupffer cells, smooth muscle cells, fibroblasts and certain tumor cells. TNF exists in two biologically active forms, i.e., transmembrane and soluble forms. Upon activation, cells express transmembrane TNF glycoproteins that associate as homotrimeric complexes. After enzymatic cleavage, the extracellular region of membrane TNF sheds as a soluble homotrimer. The biologically active form of TNF has been reported to be a trimer.

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NA/LE refers to the culture and purification methods and buffer used to produce purified antibodies with no azide and low endotoxin: Aqueous buffered solution containing no preservative, 0.2µm sterile filtered. Endotoxin level is ≤0.01 EU/µg (≤0.001 ng/µg) of protein as determined by the LAL assay.NA/LE are perfectly suited to be used in culture or in vivo (for nonhuman studies) for functional assays — blocking, neutralizing, activation or depletion — where the presence of azide may damage cells or exogenous endotoxin may signal or activate cells.
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Citations & References
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Development References (3)

  1. Danis VA, Franic GM, Rathjen DA, Brooks PM. Effects of granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), IL-2, interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma), tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and IL-6 on the production of immunoreactive IL-1 and TNF-alpha by human monocytes. Clin Exp Immunol. 1991; 85(1):143-150. (Clone-specific: ELISA). View Reference
  2. Hogan MM, Vogel SN. Production of tumor necrosis factor by rIFN-gamma-primed C3H/HeJ (Lpsd) macrophages requires the presence of lipid A-associated proteins. J Immunol. 1988; 141(12):4196-4202. (Methodology). View Reference
  3. Rathjen DA, Cowan K, Furphy LJ, Aston R. Antigenic structure of human tumour necrosis factor: recognition of distinct regions of TNF alpha by different tumour cell receptors. Mol Immunol. 1991; 28(1-2):79-86. (Clone-specific: ELISA). View Reference
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