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C7, Human, mAb WU 4-15

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The monoclonal antibody WU 4-15 recognizes C7, one of the components of the terminal complement complex (TCC), also know as the membrane attack complex (MAC). Proteolytic cleavage of C5 by C5 convertase generates C5b which initiates assembly of the C5b-9 MAC. This complex is assembled from five precursor molecules in the serum, finalized with the polymerization of C9 which accompanies insertion of the complex into the cell membrane causing cellular lysis. C7 occupies an important position in the TCC cascade. C7 undergoes a hydrophilic-amphiphilic transition following activation. It enables the developing MAC to bind directly to target cell membranes. C7 has been shown to exhibit genetic polymorphism. Polymorphonuclear leukocytes represent a major source of C7. The fact that inflammatory cells have the potential to secrete C7 suggests an important role for locally produced complement in the inflammatory process. The monoclonal antibody WU 4-15 identifies an specific allotype of C7: C7 M. 62% of the caucasians is homozygous for C7 M, 31% heterozygous. Antibody Wu 4-15 enables to quantify the contribution of locally synthesized C7 to the inflammatory process and to identify the allotype.

Flow cytometry, Immuno assays, Immuno fluorescence, Immuno precipitation, Western blot

For flow cytometry and Western blotting, dilutions to be used depend on detection system applied. It is recommended that users test the reagent and determine their own optimal dilutions. The typical starting working dilution is 1:50.

Product type
Monoclonal antibodies
100 µg, 20 µg
0.2 ml (100 µg/ml) 0.2 µm filtered antibody solution in PBS, containing 0.1% bovine serum albumin and 0.02% sodium azide.
Human C7
Mouse IgG1
Storage and stability
Product should be stored at 4 °C. Under recommended storage conditions, product is stable for one year.
For research use only. Not for use in or on humans or animals or for diagnostics. It is the responsibility of the user to comply with all local/state and federal rules in the use of this product. Hycult Biotech is not responsible for any patent infringements that might result from the use or derivation of this product.
Infectious diseases, Nephrology

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