SpecificityThis antibody recognizes IgD, the delta heavy chain of human immunoglobulins. It does not cross-react with alpha (IgA), epsilon (IgE), mu (IgM), or gamma (IgG), heavy chains, T-cells, monocytes, granulocytes, or erythrocytes.
The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
1/1. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval before commencing with IHC staining protocol.
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RelevanceLittle is known about the normal function of IgD, and few clinical signs or symptoms are associated with its absence. Individuals with low or absent levels of IgD do not appear unusually predisposed to infections. In mice, IgD may substitute for some functions of IgM when IgM is absent. IgD is expressed on peripheral B cells and is used as a pan B cell marker.