The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Application notesImmunofluorescence: 1/50 - 1/100 for 30 - 60 mins at RT.
Not tested in other applications.
Optimal dilutions / concentrations should be determined by the end user.
RelevanceC4 plays a central role in the activation of the classical pathway of the complement system. Human complement component C4 is polymorphic at two loci, C4A and C4B. The C4A alleles carry the Rodgers (Rg) while the C4B alleles carry the Chido (Ch) blood group antigens. C4 (either allele A or B) protein is expressed as a single chain precursor which is proteolytically cleaved into a trimer of alpha, beta, and gamma chains prior to secretion. The trimer provides a surface for interaction between the antigen-antibody complex and other complement components. During activation, the alpha chain is cleaved by C1 into C4a and C4b, and C4b stays linked to the beta and gamma chains. Further degradation of C4b by C1 into the inactive fragments C4c and C4d blocks the generation of C3 convertase.