Pseudomonas aeruginosa A-band
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a Gram-negative bacterium widely distributed in nature and causing opportunistic infections in humans. P. aeruginosa is an important bacterial pathogen of nosocomial (hospital derived) infections, and it can also cause life threatening diseases in patients with cancer, burn wounds, cystic fibrosis and those that have received immunosuppressive therapy. P. aeruginosa's Common Polysaccharide Antigen (CPA) is a neutral polysaccharide composed of d-rhamnose (d-Rha) that is separable as well as structurally and immunologically distinct from the predominant O-specific antigen (OSA). Limited information is available about the biological function of CPA besides being part of the P. aeruginosa cell wall but studies suggest that CPA may play an important role in adherence of P. aeruginosa to tissues.
P. aeruginosa A-band, Common Polysaccharide Antigen-specific
Lyophilized protein free tissue culture supernatant
Recommend starting dilution:
If reconstituted with deionized water in 100 µl: E: 1:1,000. Optimal dilution has to be determined by the user.
Lyophilized antibodies can be kept at 4ºC for up to 3 months and should be kept at -20ºC for long-term storage (2 years). To avoid freeze-thaw cycles, reconstituted antibodies should be aliquoted before freezing for long-term (1 year) storage (-80ºC) or kept at 4ºC for short-term usage (2 months). For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made with the assay buffer. After the maximum long-term storage period (2 years lyophilized or 1 year reconstituted) antibodies should be tested in your assay with a standard sample to verify if you have noticed any decrease in their efficacy.