Anti-Hepatitis B Virus Surface Antigen (Ad/Ay) antibody (HRP) (ab20878)


  • Product nameAnti-Hepatitis B Virus Surface Antigen (Ad/Ay) antibody (HRP)
    See all Hepatitis B Virus Surface Antigen (Ad/Ay) primary antibodies
  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to Hepatitis B Virus Surface Antigen (Ad/Ay) (HRP)
  • ConjugationHRP
  • SpecificityMonospecific, reacts only with Hepatitis B surface antigen including the pre-S1 epitope. Non-reactive with normal human serum.
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: ELISAmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Monospecific, reacts only with Hepatitis B surface antigen including the pre-S1 epitope. Non-reactive with normal human serum.
  • Immunogen

    Hepatitis B surface antigen purified from human serum. Mixture of subtypes ad & ay.

  • General notes

    Estimated molar HRP:IgG substitution is 2-3.


  • FormLiquid
  • Storage instructionsShipped at 4°C. Store at +4°C.
  • Storage bufferPreservative: 0.002% Thimerosal (merthiolate)
    Constituents: PBS, 10mg/ml BSA
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  • PurityProtein A purified
  • Purification notesProtein A chromatography purified IgG fraction covalently coupled to a highly purified preparation of horseradish peroxidase (RZ>3). Care is taken to ensure adequate conjugation while preserving maximum enzyme activity. Free enzyme is absent.
  • ClonalityPolyclonal
  • IsotypeIgG
  • Research areas


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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.
    Suitability for use in Western blot, IHC and IFA has not been determined but use in such assays should not be excluded.

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

    • RelevanceHepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection induces a disease state characterised by liver damage, inflammation and viral persistence. Infection also increases the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma. HBV belongs to the Hepadnaviridae family of viruses. Its genome consists of partially double stranded circular DNA. The DNA is enclosed in a nucleocapsid, or core antigen (HBcAg), which is surrounded by a spherical envelope (surface antigen or HBsAg). The core antigen shares its sequences with the e antigen (HBeAg) but no cross reactivity between the two proteins has been observed. The HBV genome also encodes a DNA polymerase that also acts as a reverse transcriptase. Hepatitis B infection is normally diagnosed from serological tests that detect HBsAg but as the disease progresses this antigen may no longer be present in the blood and tests for HBcAg are used. If HBsAg can be detected in the blood for longer than six months, chronic hepatitis B is diagnosed. The antigenic determinant of the protein moiety of the HBsAg determines specific characteristics of different serotypes and provides the basis of immunodetection. HBsAg has antigenic heterogeneity, specifically, two pairs of sub specific determinants, d/y and w/r allow the following combinations: adw, ayw, adr, ayr.
    • Cellular localizationVirion membrane
    • Alternative names
      • HBsAg antibody
      • HBV major surface antigen antibody
      • HBV surface antigen antibody
      • Hepatitis B Virus major surface antigen antibody
      • Major surface antigen antibody
      • S antibody
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    References for Anti-Hepatitis B Virus Surface Antigen (Ad/Ay) antibody (HRP) (ab20878)

    ab20878 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.

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