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Purified Rat Anti-Mouse IFN-γ
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BD Pharmingen™
Mouse (QC Testing)
Rat IgG1, κ
Mouse IFN-γ protein
ELISA Capture (Routinely Tested), Immunoprecipitation, Neutralization (Reported)
0.5 mg/ml
Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.

Preparation And Storage

The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography. Store undiluted at 4°C.

Recommended Assay Procedures

ELISA Capture: The AN-18 antibody has been reported to be useful in a sandwich ELISA that measures mouse IFN-γ protein levels. The purified AN-18 antibody (Cat. No. 551309) can be used as a capture antibody when paired with biotinylated R4-6A2 rat anti-mouse IFN-γ antibody (Cat. No. 551506) as the detecting antibody and with recombinant mouse IFN-γ (Cat. No. 554587) as the standard. The purified AN-18 antibody should be titrated 1-4 µg/ml to determine its optimal concentration for ELISA capture. To obtain linear standard curves, doubling dilutions of mouse IFN-γ ranging from 500 to 5 pg/ml are recommended for inclusion in each ELISA plate. For specific methodology, please visit the protocols section or chapter on ELISA in the Immune Function Handbook, both of which are posted on our website,

Note: This ELISA pair is recommended primarily for measuring cytokine from experimental cell culture systems. These ELISA reagents are not recommended for assaying serum or plasma samples. For measuring mouse IFN-γ in serum or plasma our mouse IFN-γ OptEIA™ Set (Cat. No. 551866) or OptEIA Kit (Cat. No. 550582) are specially formulated and recommended.

Immunoprecipitation: The AN-18 antibody has been reported to be used for the immunoprecipitation of mouse IFN-γ; however, the antibody is not routinely tested for this application at Pharmingen.

Product Notices

  1. Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
  2. Please refer to for technical protocols.
  3. Caution: Sodium azide yields highly toxic hydrazoic acid under acidic conditions. Dilute azide compounds in running water before discarding to avoid accumulation of potentially explosive deposits in plumbing.
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Antibody Details
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The AN-18 antibody reacts with the mouse interferon-γ (IFN-γ) protein but does not recognize human IFN-γ (reactivity with other species has not been established). AN-18 has been reported to be useful for the neutralization of the antiviral and macrophage-activating activities of IFN-γ. The immunogen used to generate this hybridoma was mouse IFN-γ protein that was secreted by a T cell lymphoma cell line.

This antibody is routinely tested by ELISA Capture. Other applications were tested at BD Biosciences Pharmingen during antibody development only or reported in the literature.

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Tissue culture supernatant is purified by either protein A/G or affinity purification methods. Both methods yield antibody in solution that is free of most other soluble proteins, lipids, etc. This format provides pure antibody that is suitable for a number of downstream applications including: secondary labeling for flow cytometry or microscopy, ELISA, Western blot, etc.
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Citations & References
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Development References (3)

  1. Abrams J. Immunoenzymetric assay of mouse and human cytokines using NIP-labeled anti-cytokine antibodies. Curr Protoc Immunol. 2001; 1:6.20-6.21. (Clone-specific: ELISA). View Reference
  2. Prat M, Gribaudo G, Comoglio PM, Cavallo G, Landolfo S. Monoclonal antibodies against murine gamma interferon. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1984; 81(14):4515-4519. (Immunogen: Immunoprecipitation). View Reference
  3. Slade SJ, Langhorne J. Production of interferon-gamma during infection of mice with Plasmodium chabaudi chabaudi. Immunobiology. 1989; 179(4-5):353-365. (Clone-specific: ELISA, Neutralization). View Reference
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