Antibody warning

Graham Atherton grggta at
Thu Nov 10 03:21:45 EST 1994

> A well known Californian company recently sold us an antibody. We did
> several experiments on cellular protein and got no specific bands of
> the expected size. We thus phoned up the company who then admitted that
> they had never got the antibody to work on cell extracts, only on bacterially
> expressed protein! We have thus wasted 2-3 weeks of precious time and 
> extract. They are sending a PAN-antibody in the hope it will help free of
> charge - but we are not getting our money back.
> Always take care to ask as many questions about newly-made antibodies
> before committing your resources!
> Graham Atherton
:Care to tell us which company and which antibody?

:Frederick C. Garbrecht
:fred at
:Bone Marrow Transplant Program
:Medical College of Wisconsin
:phone 414 257 5053
:fax   414 257 7994

Sure - Santa Cruz and the Id3 antibody

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