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EGFR Monoclonal Mouse Antibody (GFR/1667)

This MAb recognizes a protein of 170 kDa, identified as EGFR.

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Reactivity (target)

EGFR

Conjugation

Alkaline Phosphatase, APC, Biotin, CF®405M, CF®405S, CF®488A, CF®543, CF®555, CF®568, CF®594, CF®640R, CF®647, CF®660R, CF®680, CF®680R, CF®770, HRP, Per-CP, R-PE, Purified (with BSA, 0.2 mg/mL), Purified (BSA-free, 1 mg/mL)

Antibody type

Primary

Host species

Mouse

Clonality

Monoclonal

Clone

GFR/1667

Isotype

IgG1

Molecular weight

~170 kDa (wild type), ~145 kDa (vIII variant)

Synonyms

Erbb1; ERBB1; Errp; HER1; mENA; PIG61; Proto-oncogene c-ErbB-1; Receptor Tyrosine Protein Kinase; ErbB1; Urogastrone; wa2; Wa5

Human gene symbol

EGFR

Entrez gene ID

1956

SwissProt

P00533

Unigene

488293

Immunogen

Recombinant human full-length EGFR protein

Species reactivity

Human

Cellular localization

Membrane/cell surface

Applications

Immunofluorescence, Immunohistology (formalin), Flow cytometry

Application notes

Immunohistology (formalin) 1-2 ug/mL, Staining of formalin-fixed tissues requires boiling tissue sections in 10 mM citrate buffer, pH 6.0, for 10-20 min followed by cooling at RT for 20 min, Flow Cytometry 0.5-1 ug/million cells/0.1 mL, Immunofluorescence 1-2 ug/mL, Optimal dilution for a specific application should be determined by user

Positive control

A431 cells. Placenta, Breast, Colon or Bladder cancer

Storage Conditions

Store at 2 to 8 °C, Protect fluorescent conjugates from light, Note: store BSA-free antibodies at -10 to -35 °C

Shipping condition

Ice pack

Shelf life

Guaranteed for at least 24 months from date of receipt when stored as recommended

Regulatory status

For research use only (RUO)

Antibody number

1667

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Product Description

This MAb recognizes a protein of 170 kDa, identified as EGFR. EGFR is type I receptor tyrosine kinase with sequence homology to erbB-1, -2, -3 -4 or HER-1, -2, -3 -4. It binds to Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), Transforming Growth Factor-a (TGF-a), Heparin-binding EGF (HB-EGF), amphiregulin, betacellulin and epiregulin. EGFR is overexpressed in tumors of breast, brain, bladder, lung, gastric, head & neck, esophagus, cervix, vulva, ovary, and endometrium. It is predominantly present in squamous cell carcinomas.

Primary antibodies are available purified, or with a selection of fluorescent CF® dyes and other labels. CF® dyes offer exceptional brightness and photostability. See the CF® Dye Selection Guide for more information. Note: Conjugates of blue fluorescent dyes like CF®405S and CF®405M are not recommended for detecting low abundance targets, because blue dyes have lower fluorescence and can give higher non-specific background than other dye colors.

Stock status: Because Biotium offers a large number of antibody and conjugation options, primary antibody conjugates may be made to order. Typical lead times are up to one week for CF® dye and biotin conjugates, and up to 2-3 weeks for fluorescent protein and enzyme conjugates. Please email order@biotium.com to inquire about stock status and lead times before placing your order.

 
Catalog number key for antibody number 1667, Anti-EGFR (GFR/1667) The prefix indicates conjugation, followed by the antibody number and size suffix.

Antibody # prefixConjugationEx/EmConcentrationStorage Buffer
BNC04CF®405S404/431 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNC05CF®405M408/452 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNC88CF®488A490/515 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNC43CF®543541/560 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNC55CF®555555/565 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNC68CF®568562/583 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNC94CF®594593/614 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNC40CF®640R642/662 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNC47CF®647650/665 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNC61CF®660R663/682 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNC80CF®680681/698 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNC81CF®680R680/701 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNC70CF®770770/797 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNCRR-PE (PE)496, 546, 565/578 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNCAAPC650/660 nnm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNCPPerCP482/677 nm0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNCBBiotinN/A0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNCAPAlkaline PhosphataseN/A0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.1% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNCHHorseradish PeroxidaseN/A0.1 mg/mL PBS, 0.05% BSA, no azide
BNUBPurified, with BSA N/A0.2 mg/mL PBS, 0.05% BSA, 0.05% azide
BNUMPurified, BSA-freeN/A1 mg/mL PBS, no BSA, no azide
 

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For lyophilized antibodies, we recommend reconstituting the antibody with glycerol and antimicrobial preservative like sodium azide for the longest shelf life (note that sodium azide is not compatible with HRP-conjugates).

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Ester dyes are stable in solid form as long as they are protected from light and moisture. Esters are not stable in aqueous solution. Concentrated stock solutions should be prepared in anhydrous DMSO (see Biotium catalog no. 90082). Stock solutions in anhydrous DMSO can be stored desiccated at -20°C for one month or longer. Esters should be diluted in aqueous solution immediately before use. Succinimidyl esters (SE) should be dissolved in a solution that is free of amine-containing compounds like Tris, glycine, or protein, which will react with the SE functional group. AM esters and diacetate compounds should be dissolved in a solution that is free of serum, because serum could contain esterases that would hydrolyze the compound.

A note on CF™ dye succinimidyl ester stability
Succinimidyl esters are generally susceptible to hydrolysis, which can result in lower labeling efficiency. Heavily sulfonated dyes, such as the Alexa Fluor® dyes, DyLight® dyes and IRDyes® are particularly hygroscopic, worsening the hydrolysis problem. For example, the percent of active Alexa Fluor® 488 succinimidyl ester (SE) could be well below 50% by the time of application (according to the manufacturer’s product datasheet). In a number of Alexa Fluor® SE reactive dyes, the SE group is derived from an aromatic carboxylic acid, while in all of Biotium’s CF™ dyes the SE group is prepared from an aliphatic carboxylic acid. This structural difference reduces the susceptibility of CF™ dye SE reactive groups to hydrolysis, resulting in relatively stable reactive dyes with consistently higher labeling efficiency compared to other SE derivatives of other fluorescent dyes.

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Like the succinimidyl ester dyes, these dyes are also susceptible to hydrolysis, although generally to a much lower degree. Thus, for long term storage, anhydrous DMSO is recommended for making stock solutions.

Other reactive dyes
Amines, aminooxy (also known as oxylamine), hydrazide, azide, alkyne, BCN, and tyramide reactive dyes, as well as dye free acids, are generally stable in aqueous solution when stored at -20°C for 6-12 months or longer, as long as no compounds are present that may react with the dye’s functional group. See the product information sheets for specific reactive dyes more information.

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Coelenterazines are stable in solid form when stored as recommended; they are not stable in aqueous solution. Concentrated coelenterazine stock solutions (typically 1-100 mg/mL) should be prepared in ethanol or methanol; do not use DMSO or DMF to dissolve coelenterazines, because these solvents will oxidize the compounds. Ethanol or methanol stocks of coelenterazine can be stored at -20°C or below for six months or longer; alcohol stocks may evaporate during storage, so use tightly sealing screw cap vials and wrap the vials with Parafilm for long term storage. Propylene glycol also can be used as a solvent to minimize evaporation. If the solvent evaporates, the coelenterazine will still be present in the vial, so note the volume in the vial prior to storage so that you can adjust the solvent volume to correct for evaporation if needed. Prepare working solutions in aqueous buffers immediately before use. Coelenterazines are stable for up to five hours in aqueous solution.

Aquaphile™ coelenterazines are water soluble formulations of coelenterazines. They are stable in solid form when stored as recommended. Aquaphile™ coelenterazines should be dissolved in aqueous solution immediately before use. They are stable for up to five hours in aqueous solution.

Note that coelenterazines are predominantly yellow solids, but may contain dark red or brown flecks. This does not affect product stability or performance. If your coelenterazine is uniformly brown, then it is oxidized and needs to be replaced.

D-luciferin is stable in solid form and as a concentrated stock solution when stored as recommended; it is not stable at dilute working concentrations in aqueous solution. Prepare concentrated D-luciferin stock solutions (typically 1-100 mg/mL) in water, and store in aliquots at -20°C or below for six months or longer. Prepare working solutions immediately before use.

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