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Could this kit cross-react with bovine protein?
Asked on Nov 30 2011
Thanks for your call tyesterday and for your patience while I have been in touch with the lab. I have heard back about your enquiry. Bovine samples have not been tested with the kit so we do not have any cross-reactivity data to conclusively determine this. Epitope mapping was also not performed so we do not know exactly where the antibodies are binding. However, we do know that the antibodies in this kit recognize the mature form of EGF and it looks like human and bovine EGF reportedly share between 59% and 66% homology. We would not predict the antibodies to cross-react with such low homology between the proteins. I hope this information is useful, but if you have any further questions please let me know and I'll be happy to help.
Answered on Nov 30 2011