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Human IFN-alpha Antibody

Bio-Techne includes R&D Systems | Catalog # 21100-2

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Species Reactivity



ELISA, Neutralization, Western Blot



Antibody Source

Monoclonal Mouse IgG1 Clone # MMHA-2

Product Summary for Human IFN-alpha Antibody


Human Leukocyte Interferon


Neutralizes human interferon alpha; binds to human interferon alpha with high affinity (KA ≈ 109 M-1)







Applications for Human IFN-alpha Antibody

Recommended Usage


Optimal dilutions should be determined by each laboratory for each application.

Western Blot

Optimal dilutions should be determined by each laboratory for each application.


Assay Used to Measure Bioactivity: One neutralization unit is the amount of antiserum required to neutralize one unit of human interferon alpha (Hu-IFN- alpha) to a 50% endpoint. Interferon was titrated with the use of the cytopathic effect inhibition assay as described [Rubinstein, S., Familletti, P.C., and Pestka, S. (1981) "Convenient Assay for Interferons," J. Virol . 37, 755-758; Familletti, P.C., Rubinstein, S., and Pestka, S. (1981) "A Convenient and Rapid Cytopathic Effect Inhibition Assay for Interferon," in Methods in Enzymology, Vol. 78 (S. Pestka, ed.), Academic Press, New York, 387-394]. In this antiviral assay for interferon, about 1 unit/ml of interferon is the quantity necessary to produce a cytopathic effect of 50%. The units are determined with respect to the international reference standard for Hu-IFN- alpha provided by the National Institutes of Health [see Pestka, S. (1986) "Interferon Standards and General Abbreviations," in Methods in Enzymology (S. Pestka, ed.), Academic Press, New York 119, 14-23].
Please Note: Optimal dilutions of this antibody should be experimentally determined.

Published Applications

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Formulation, Preparation, and Storage


Protein A or G purified from hybridoma culture supernatant

Endotoxin Level

<1.0 EU per 1 μg of the antibody by the LAL method.


50 mM Sodium Citrate; 50 mM Sodium Phosphate, pH 7.0


The product is shipped with dry ice or equivalent. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.

Stability & Storage

After receipt, the product may be stored at -20°C for short-term use (≤ 6 months). For long-term storage, we recommend storing the product at -70°C or below for retention of full activity. When thawing, the contents of the tube should be apportioned in separate tubes so that freezing and thawing is kept to a minimum. Refreezing should be done on dry ice or in a dry ice/alcohol bath. Further dilution of the product should be in buffers containing protein such as 0.1% bovine serum albumin (BSA).

Background: IFN-alpha

Interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha), also known as leukocyte interferon, represents a group of related but distinct proteins that share over 95% amino acid sequence homology. They are members of the type I interferon family which share a common cell surface receptor composed of two subunits, a 100 kDa ligand-binding subunit (IFN-alpha R2) and a 125 kDa ligand binding and signal transduction subunit (IFN-alpha R1) that is involved both in ligand binding and signal transduction. IFN-alpha has both anti-viral and immunomodulatory activities on target cells.

Long Name

Interferon alpha

Alternate Names

IFNalpha, LeIF D

Entrez Gene IDs

3440 (Human)

Gene Symbol


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Product Documents for Human IFN-alpha Antibody

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Product Specific Notices for Human IFN-alpha Antibody

For research use only