Stabilty of antibodies

Mark Doherty mdoherty at pop.niaid.nih.gov
Mon Aug 18 10:29:11 EST 1997


In article <251C903671A at rna.bio.mq.edu.au>, cweir at RNA.BIO.MQ.EDU.AU ("Chris
Weir") wrote:

> Hello All,
>    I have a question regarding accelerated stability of Labelled 
> antibodies.  I seem to remember that 1 week at 37 c equals one month 
> at 4 c. Does anyone know of any papers on this type of work? 
> or any suggestions to get good data.
> 

I don't know of any papers, but from practical experience, almost all
antibodies will remain stable at 4C for years rather than months,
particularly if stored at reasonably high concentrations (1 mg/ml or
better) or in the presence of an equivalent amount of other proteins.

Cheers, Mark



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