Anti-Bacillus anthracis lethal factor antibody [BAL0105] (ab8242)


  • Product nameAnti-Bacillus anthracis lethal factor antibody [BAL0105]
    See all Bacillus anthracis lethal factor primary antibodies
  • Description
    Mouse monoclonal [BAL0105] to Bacillus anthracis lethal factor
  • SpecificityLethal factor antigen of Bacillus anthracis.
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: ELISAmore details
  • Immunogen

    Highly purified lethal factor antigen of Bacillus anthracis.


  • FormLiquid
  • Storage instructionsShipped at 4°C. Upon delivery aliquot and store at -20°C. Avoid freeze / thaw cycles.
  • Storage bufferPBS with 0.1% sodium azide
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  • PurityProtein G purified
  • Purification notesPurified by chromatography on protein G Sepharose. Purity is tested by electrophoresis.
  • ClonalityMonoclonal
  • Clone numberBAL0105
  • MyelomaSp2/0
  • IsotypeIgG1
  • Research areas


Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab8242 in the following tested applications.

The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Abreviews Notes
  • Application notesELISA: Use at an assay dependent dilution.

    Not tested in other applications.
    Optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
  • Target

    • RelevanceThe protease enzyme Lethal Factor (LF) is one of the three proteins (LF, EF & PA) composing the anthrax toxin produced by Bacillus anthracis, a bacteria which can infect many mammalian species and that may be fatal. LF is not toxic by itself, but when associated with Protective Antigen (PA), can then gain entry to cells. Once inside the cell, LF then cleaves the N terminal of most dual specificity mitogen activated protein kinase kinases (MAPKKs or MAP2Ks) (except for MAP2K5). Cleavage invariably occurs within the N terminal proline rich region preceding the kinase domain, thus disrupting a sequence involved in directing specific protein protein interactions necessary for the assembly of signaling complexes. There may be other cytosolic targets of LF involved in cytotoxicity. The proteasome may mediate a toxic process initiated by LF in the cell cytosol involving degradation of unidentified molecules that are essential for macrophage homeostasis. This is an early step in LF intoxication, but it is downstream of the cleavage by LF of MEK1 or other putative substrates.
    • Cellular localizationsecreted
    • Alternative names
      • Anthrax lethal toxin endopeptidase component antibody
      • Anthrax LF antibody
      • Lef antibody
      • Lethal factor antibody
      • LF antibody
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    References for Anti-Bacillus anthracis lethal factor antibody [BAL0105] (ab8242)

    ab8242 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.

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