• Product name

    Anti-Ovalbumin antibody [6C8]
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  • Description

    Mouse monoclonal [6C8] to Ovalbumin
  • Host species

  • Specificity

    The antibody reacts strongly with Ovalbumin (OA) in denatured and modified forms (native OA surface-adsorbed, heat-denatured or reduced). Strong reaction is seen in ELISA, with OA directly coated onto the microtiterwell. In dotblotting it reacts with both native and denatured OA adsorbed onto nitrocellulose. In Western blotting after SDS-PAGE, the antibody reacts with OA in reduced as well as unreduced forms.
  • Tested applications

    Suitable for: ELISA, WBmore details
  • Species reactivity

    Reacts with: Chicken
  • Immunogen

    Full length native protein (purified) corresponding to Chicken Ovalbumin. Purified chicken ovalbumin was treated with formaldehyde and lysine for 2 weeks at 35°C and then autoclaved for 1 h at 110°C.


  • Form

  • Storage instructions

    Shipped at 4°C. Store at +4°C short term (1-2 weeks). Store at -20°C or -80°C. Avoid freeze / thaw cycle.
  • Storage buffer

    pH: 7.40
    Preservative: 0.097% Sodium azide
    Constituents: 0.0268% PBS, 2.9% Sodium chloride
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  • Purity

    Protein G purified
  • Purification notes

    Immunized i.p. with immunogen adsorbed onto Al(OH)3.
  • Clonality

  • Clone number

  • Isotype

  • Light chain type

  • Research areas


Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab17293 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 1/4000.
WB 1/1000. Detects a band of approximately 45 kDa.


  • Function

    Storage protein of egg white. Lack protease inhibitory activity.
  • Tissue specificity

    Major protein of egg white.
  • Sequence similarities

    Belongs to the serpin family. Ov-serpin subfamily.
  • Post-translational

    The signal sequence is not cleaved. The functional signal for membrane translocation of ovalbumin becomes accessible when the nascent chain is 50 to 60 residues long. The hydrophobic sequence which lies between residues 27 and 43 folds back on the preceding residues to form an amphipathic hairpin structure which is the signal element recognized by the membrane.
  • Cellular localization

  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links

  • Alternative names

    • Allergen Gal d II antibody
    • Egg albumin antibody
    • OVAL_CHICK antibody
    • Ovalbumin antibody
    • Plakalbumin antibody
    • Serpin peptidase inhibitor antibody
    • SERPINB14 antibody
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This product has been referenced in:

  • Xu Y  et al. Macrophages transfer antigens to dendritic cells by releasing exosomes containing dead-cell-associated antigens partially through a ceramide-dependent pathway to enhance CD4(+) T-cell responses. Immunology 149:157-71 (2016). WB ; Mouse . Read more (PubMed: 27278624) »
  • Grødeland G  et al. The Specificity of Targeted Vaccines for APC Surface Molecules Influences the Immune Response Phenotype. PLoS One 8:e80008 (2013). WB ; Human . Read more (PubMed: 24244595) »
See all 6 Publications for this product

Customer reviews and Q&As

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The two articles at the PubMed addresses below discuss the rationale for the preparation of the immunogen that generated the monoclonal antibody ab17293. The epitope that it detects (LEPINF, aa130-135) is listed in Table 1 of the 2014 paper, which refers to the clone as HYB 94-06.

PubMed links:



Notes from the 2014 paper about the immunogen prep:

Formaldehyde-lysine (FK)-treated OVA was prepared by dissolving OVA in phosphate buffer followed by addition of 35% formaldehyde to a concentration of 0.035 M and lysine to a concentration of 0.025 M. The solution incubated at 35C with end-over-end agitation for 2 weeks. Following incubation, the solution was centrifuged (10 000 g for 30 min) and dialyzed against PBS. FK treatment is a well-known method for inactivation of toxins in vaccine development, where the proteins gain an acidic net charge, but retain their immunogenic and antigenic structure, which upon vaccination elicits protective Abs. The overall negative charge of FK-reacted proteins prevents aggregation and precipitation of the proteins as a result of heat treatment.

From the abstract of the 1996 paper:

Intraperitoneal immunization of rabbits and mice showed that both native and denatured forms of ovalbumin induced an immune response, but denatured forms of ovalbumin were found to be less immunogenic and to have a lower epitope density than native ovalbumin.

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Thank you for your note.

This is to let you know that I have just contacted and asked our Account Department to raise a credit note for you - for the cost of one vial of ab17293. For your information, the internal reference note for this credit is CN21752. You can use this credit in the near future for any of the products which are in the catalogue.

I hope this helps and if I can assist further, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Thank you for your message and for your updates.

I am very sorry about this news. Currently, we have the same batch in stock and we do not have new batch available for a while. I can offer a credit note which can be used for any products which are in the catalogue or you can refund your troubled customer.

Let me know how you wish to proceed. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Thank you for your response.

This is to let you know that I have placed a new order for you - for one vial ofab17293 as a free of charge replacement and the new order number is 1083493.

I hope the second vial will work as it is expected, and please do let me know how you are getting on with this product.

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Thank you for your response.

We have not had any complaint about this antibody since 2008. According to our record, we have sold several vials of this batch without any problem. This implies that it is very unlikely that the problem is batch-related.

Currently, we are not having a new batch from the Lab until this current batch is sold out completely.

Please discuss this with your customer and get back to me how you wish to proceed with this enquiry.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Thank you for your response.

I can offer you a new vial as free of charge replacement or a credit note which can be used in future purchase. The product will be from the same purification since currently we do not have a new batch.

Would you be so kind to discuss it with your customer and let me know how you wish to proceed?

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Thank you for your enquiry regarding ab17293 and for taking the time to provide some useful details of the experiments. I am very sorry to hear that you are having problems with this antibody.

I would like to reassure you that our Abpromise applies to your complaint since you purchased this product within the guarantee period. This means that in the event that a product is not functioning in the applications/species cited on the product data sheet (and the problem has been reported within 6 months of purchase) we will happily offer a credit note/refund to the value of the product purchased.

I understand from your e-mail that this product has worked fine previously. Would you be so kind to check with your customer the previous batch number which provided good results? This would be important forme to know if the batches are from the same purification or not.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Thank you for your inquiry.

We do recommend that you store ab17293 at +4C in the dark. Generally, antibodies stored at +4C are viable for up to a year. I wouldn't recommend freezing it. Since we haven't tested the antibody after it's been frozen, we do not know whether or not this would affect the antibody stability plus the antibody lacks any cryoprotectant.

I hope this information helps. Please contact us with any other questions.

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Thank you for your inquiry. The immunogen for this antibody was the full length native and purified protein (chicken). The lab confirmed that the epitope that the antibody recognizes was not mapped. therefore I am unable to answer your question, if the epitope for this antibody is repeated in the protein and if it possible that this antibody binds the protein in more than one place. I am sorry I was not able to answer you questions on this occasion. Please do not hesitate to contact me again with any further questions.

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