Purified Mouse Anti-Human IRF-3
Clone SL-12.1 (also known as SL-12) (RUO)
- Brand BD Pharmingen™
- Alternative Name Interferon regulatory factor 3; IRF-3; IRF3; IIAE7
- Concentration 0.5 mg/ml
- Isotype Mouse IgG1, κ
- Reactivity Human (QC Testing)
Western blot (Routinely Tested)
Immunoprecipitation, Blocking, Immunofluorescence (Reported)
- Immunogen Human IRF-3 aa. 56-427 Recombinant Fusion Protein
- Storage Buffer Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.
- Regulatory Status RUO
Regulatory Status Legend
The SL-12.1 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes human Interferon regulatory factor 3 (IRF-3). Viral infection in mammals can lead to the induction of multiple pathways as part of the host defense mechanism. One of the major pathways activated is the JAK-STAT pathway by various interferons (IFNα and IFNβ). These IFNs exert their influence via transcriptional activation of specific target genes involved in antiviral defense, for example the chemokine ISG15 gene or the major histocompatibility complex class I and II molecules. These genes in turn are regulated by the JAK-STAT signaling pathway and through interferon regulatory factors (IRFs). IRFs are a family of transcription factors that possess a broad range of activities. IRF-3 is one of nine members which all share a common DNA binding domain which binds to an IFN stimulated response element (ISRE) found in the majority of IFN-inducible promoters. The IRF3 gene expresses a 50 kDa protein which is constitutively expressed in all tissues. The protein undergoes post-translational modification as well as dimerization and is translocated from the cytoplasm to the nucleus upon viral infection or exposure to dsRNA.
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Preparation and Storage
Store undiluted at 4°C.
The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography.
- Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
- Please refer to www.bdbiosciences.com/pharmingen/protocols for technical protocols.
- 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.
- Sodium azide is a reversible inhibitor of oxidative metabolism; therefore, antibody preparations containing this preservative agent must not be used in cell cultures nor injected into animals. Sodium azide may be removed by washing stained cells or plate-bound antibody or dialyzing soluble antibody in sodium azide-free buffer. Since endotoxin may also affect the results of functional studies, we recommend the NA/LE (No Azide/Low Endotoxin) antibody format, if available, for in vitro and in vivo use.
Clone SL-12.1 can be used for western blot analysis (0.5-2.0 µg/ml). Other reported applications include immunoprecipitation and immunofluorescence microscopy. The antibody will recognize both the nuclear and cytoplasmic forms of IRF-3 and can block IRF-3 DNA binding, although this application has not been tested at BD Biosciences. Jurkat cells are recommended as a positive control (Cat. No. 611451).