1/250 - 1/500. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval via the pressure cooker method before commencing with IHC staining protocol. Heat up to 98 degrees C, below boiling, and then let cool for 10-20 min.
Is unsuitable for Flow Cyt or ICC.
Transferrins are iron binding transport proteins which can bind two Fe(3+) ions in association with the binding of an anion, usually bicarbonate. It is responsible for the transport of iron from sites of absorption and heme degradation to those of storage and utilization. Serum transferrin may also have a further role in stimulating cell proliferation.
Expressed by the liver and secreted in plasma.
Involvement in disease
Defects in TF are the cause of atransferrinemia (ATRAF) [MIM:209300]. Atransferrinemia is rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by iron overload and hypochromic anemia.
Belongs to the transferrin family. Contains 2 transferrin-like domains.