thank you from the answers about chicken antibodies. The bottom line is
that seems to be easier to produce antibodies in chickens than in rabbits and
you can get a lot. On the other hand, you can't do protein A
immunoprecipitation, because IgY from chicken eggs doesn't bind to protein A.
The companies specialized in egg-derived antibodies are:
R.R. 33 , Fergus
contact: Dr. Kelsye Coulter, phone (and fax): 519-843-2918
449 Stevens Road
Reamstown, PA 17567
Voice (717) 336-1990
Fax (717) 336-1993
A detailed procedure is described in:
Cell Biology, a Laboratory Handbook. Jullio E. Cellis (ed.). vol.2: 282-290.
conceica at pilot.msu.edu