The antibody challenge

Imagine you’re just starting in a lab. Your new PI decides to test your mettle at the bench with a simple project: Replicate some immunohistochemistry results from a recent publication. No problem, right? Not necessarily. Immunohistochemistry relies on antibodies, and antibodies, says Anita Bandrowski of the University of California, San Diego, “are extremely messy.” Unlike many reagents in today’s molecular biology lab, antibodies are far from the turnkey solutions commercial vendors would have you believe… Read more at (PDF)

~ by jeffreyperkel on March 17, 2014.

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