Contaminating keratin antibodies

D.K. dk at
Tue Nov 26 22:45:04 EST 2002

In article <1038227649.341528 at>, "Marek Treiman" <M.Treiman at> wrote:
>We are looking for a good source of keratin in order to be able to adsorb
>the contaminating antikeratin antibodies in the   serum useed for
>immunoblotting. Does it have to be human? Human source would obviously be
>preferable, however SIGMa's product for example is exceedingly expensive.

>Any alternatives? Any other ways of dealing with the problem? Advice greatly

IMHO, here is the perfect in every respect alternative: get yourself 
a minor haircut and incubate your serum with the trimmings. 


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