Targeting Talk

Targeting Talk: Using Kit Controls

Q: Your targeted toxin kits come with different controls. I’m not sure of the best way to use them; there is included unconjugated antibody, unconjugated saporin, and a control conjugate, mouse IgG-SAP. Should I use them all in the same experiment or for different purposes? A: For mouse IgG-containing conjugates, the ideal control is Mouse …

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Targeting Talk: Neurotransmitter Antibodies

Advanced Targeting Systems offers a full line of antibodies to neurotransmitters; everything from serotonin and L-DOPA, to noradrenaline and dopamine. These antibodies are an excellent choice for immunohistochemistry applications as they are ideally primed for use in tissues that have been perfused with a mixture of paraformaldehyde and gluteraldehyde. Some frequently asked questions: Q:  Could you …

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New Product Manager Alena Bishop

In this quarter’s Targeting Talk, ATS is proud to talk about more than new products, a new Product Manager! Her name is Alena Bishop and although originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she recently graduated from UCSD in June of this year. With a newly minted degree in Molecular Biology and ATS’s need for …

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Targeting Talk: Saporin Safety

Over the years, ATS has frequently been asked about Saporin’s safety for use in the lab as well as when used clinically. Residual awareness of alternate Ribosome-Inactivating Proteins (RIPs) and ‘toxins’ such as Ricin have caused some researchers new to the use of RIPs to question the belief that Saporin is safe.  Unlike Type 2 …

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Targeting Talk: Safety of the Toxin

Q: Our QA group wants to know about the safety of the toxin in your conjugates? What precautions should we take in handling saporin products? A: Saporin is a Type 1 ribosome-inactivating protein (RIP), due to its N-glycosidase activity, from the seeds of Saponaria officinalis. It was first described by Fiorenzo Stirpe and his colleagues …

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Targeting Talk: Using Kit Controls

Q: Your targeted toxin kits come with different controls. I’m not sure of the best way to use them; there is included unconjugated antibody, unconjugated saporin, and a control conjugate, mouse IgG-SAP. Should I use them all in the same experiment or for different purposes? A: For mouse IgG-containing conjugates, the ideal control is Mouse …

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