• Product name
    Anti-Aflatoxin B1 antibody [AFA-1]
  • Description
    Mouse monoclonal [AFA-1] to Aflatoxin B1
  • Host species
  • Specificity
    This antibody recognizes Aflatoxin B1. The cross reactivity with other Aflatoxins has not been verified yet.
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: ELISAmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Species independent
  • Immunogen

    Purified Aflatoxin B1


  • Form
  • Storage instructions
    Shipped at 4°C. Upon delivery aliquot and store at -20°C or -80°C. Avoid repeated freeze / thaw cycles.
  • Storage buffer
    PBS, pH7.2
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  • Purity
  • Purification notes
    Purified from ascites.
  • Clonality
  • Clone number
  • Isotype
  • Research areas


Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab1017 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
ELISA Use a concentration of 5 µg/ml.


  • Relevance
    The aflatoxins are a group of closely related mycotoxins that are widely distributed in nature. The most important of the group is aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), which has a range of biological activities, including acute toxicity, teratogenicity, mutagenicity and carcinogenicity. In order for AFB1 to exert its effects, it must be converted to its reactive epoxide by the action of the mixed function mono-oxygenase enzyme systems (cytochrome P450-dependent) in the tissues (in particular, the liver) of the affected animal. This epoxide is highly reactive and can form derivatives with several cellular macromolecules, including DNA, RNA and protein. Cytochrome P450 enzymes may additionally catalyse the hydroxylation (to AFQ1 and AFM1) and demethylation (to AFP1) of the parent AFB1 molecule, resulting in products less toxic than AFB1. Conjugation of AFB1 to glutathione (mediated by glutathione S-transferase) and its subsequent excretion is regarded as an important detoxification pathway in animals. Aflatoxins are well recognized as a cause of liver cancer, but they have additional important toxic effects. Aflatoxin B1 is a potent hepatocarcinogenic and mutagenic mycotoxin of Aspergillus flavus.
  • Alternative names
    • AFB1 antibody


ab1017 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.

Customer reviews and Q&As

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This item is sold in a 250ug size. The stock concentration of the antibody is 1mg/ml. Therefore each vial purchased will contain 250ul of antibody.

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The product ab1017 does not contain any hazardous chemical e.g. Sodium Azide or Thimersol so this product should not be included in hazardous chemicals. However as this an antibody so general laboratory precautionary measures should be checked while working with this product.

We also are not aware of any health hazards with this product. However please note, this product is intended to be used for research purpose only - it should not be used for diagnostic purpose.

I hope this information is helpful to you. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any more advice or information.

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Thank you very much for contacting us with your enquiry, and for your patience while I have been in touch with the production labs for more information about our aflatoxin antibodies.

We have three monoclonal antibodies against aflatoxin: ab685, ab1017, and ab1985. Here is the information about each of these antibodies:

Ab685: reacts with AFM1 and AFB1. It was raised against AFM1-BSA conjugate, but unfortunately the lab does not have further data regarding the detection sensitivity of the antibody.

Ab1017: reacts with AFB1, and cross-reactivity with other aflatoxins is not known at this time. It was raised against purified AFB1. It has been tested in ELISA at 5 ug/mL against AFB1 coated on wells at 1 ug/mL but the detection sensitivity not been determined.

Ab1985: reacts with AFB1 and AFB2, and it does not cross-react with G1, G2, and M1. It was raised against aflatoxin from Aspergillus flavus conjugated to BSA. The lab has been able to reach the detection limit of 0.2 ng/mL againt AFB1-BSA in competitive ELISA. In this assay, the antibody incubation was performed for 1 hour at 37C and different concentrations of antibody were used.

I hope that this information will be useful, but if you have any further questions or need anything else, please let me know and I'll be happy to help.

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Thank you for your email. At this time, we currently have one Aflatoxin B1 antibody, it is catalog # ab1017. The antibody in unconjugated; it is not labeled. However, we do carry a wide range of secondary antibodies which can be used with this primary, such as ab6785 - Goat polyclonal to Mouse IgG H&L (FITC). For more information regarding ab1017, please refer to the online datasheet. If you have any additional questions, please contact us again.

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