Overview

  • Product name
    Anti-Feline Calicivirus antibody [FCV1-43]
  • Description
    Mouse monoclonal [FCV1-43] to Feline Calicivirus
  • Host species
    Mouse
  • Specificity
    ab33990 specifically recognises feline calicivirus, and does not cross-react with FIV or FeLV.
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: IHC-P, WB, ELISAmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with Feline calicivirus. Not yet tested in other species.
  • Immunogen

    The details of the immunogen for this antibody are not available.

  • General notes


    The antibody detects a 63kD band in Western blots, representing the viral capsid protein.

Properties

  • Form
    Liquid
  • Storage instructions
    Shipped at 4°C. Store at +4°C short term (1-2 weeks). Upon delivery aliquot. Store at -20°C long term.
  • Storage buffer
    Preservative: 0.09% Sodium Azide
    Constituents: PBS, pH 7.2
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  • Purity
    Protein A purified
  • Primary antibody notes
    The antibody detects a 63kD band in Western blots, representing the viral capsid protein.
  • Clonality
    Monoclonal
  • Clone number
    FCV1-43
  • Isotype
    IgG2a
  • Research areas

Applications

Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab33990 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
IHC-P Use at an assay dependent concentration. Perform heat mediated antigen retrieval before commencing with IHC staining protocol.
WB Use at an assay dependent concentration. Detects a band of approximately 63 kDa.
ELISA Use at an assay dependent concentration.

Target

  • Relevance
    Feline calicivirus is a common viral disease that affects cats. It is characterized by upper respiratory symptoms, pneumonia, oral ulceration, and occasionally arthritis. It is a fairly mild flu-like condition and rarely causes serious complications. FCV is a tiny non-enveloped virus consisting of a 20 sided protein capsid (that fashions cup like dimples) surrounding a single strand of positive sense RNA.
  • Alternative names
    • FCV antibody

References

ab33990 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.

Customer reviews and Q&As

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Answer

I was able to obtain the following information:

Not only does this antibody bind the 63kDa capsid protein, but it has also recently been shown to specifically recognize the vp2 region by binding to protein expressed by a construct specifically encoding vp2. The epitope recognized by this antibody is believed to be both linear and containing no glycosylation sites.

We were not able to obtain an image of the blot though, or information about specificity for strains of FCV.

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Answer

I have forwarded your data to the lab and I have asked if there is any problem with the lot you have.

I am assuming the QC test that they did confirmed reactivity with FCV, and that the sample did not contain FBS or serum of any kind. In any case, I think the best approach now is to see what results you get with ab93284.

It is possible that the vial of ab33990 you have now was defective when you received it and that it will not detect FCV of any strain. On the other hand, it is specific for a single epitope on the capsid, so there is the possibility that the capsid you are working with does not contain this epitope, if there is capsid variation among FCV strains.

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