HA Epitope Tag (YPYDVPDYA)

Principal name

HA Epitope Tag (YPYDVPDYA) antibody

Available reactivities

Hu (Human), Ms (Mouse), Rt (Rat)

Available hosts

Rabbit, Mouse, Chicken, Goat

Available applications

Western blot / Immunoblot (WB), Immunocytochemistry/Immunofluorescence (ICC/IF), Immunoprecipitation (IP), Frozen Sections (C), Enzyme Immunoassay (E), Paraffin Sections (P), ELISA (capture) (E(capture)), ELISA (detection) (E(detection))

Background of HA Epitope Tag (YPYDVPDYA) antibody

Epitope tags are short peptide sequences that are easily recognized by tag-specific antibodies. Due to their small size, epitope tags do not affect the biochemical properties of the tagged protein. Most often, sequences encoding the epitope tag are included with the target DNA at the time of cloning to produce fusion proteins containing the epitope tag sequence. This allows anti-epitope tag antibodies to serve as universal detection reagents for any tag containing protein produced by recombinant means. This means that anti-epitope tag antibodies are a useful alternative to generating specific antibodies to identify, immunoprecipitate or immunoaffinity purify a recombinant protein. The anti-epitope tag antibody is usually functional in a variety of antibody-dependent experimental procedures. Expression vectors producing epitope tag fusion proteins are available for a variety of host expression systems including bacteria, yeast, insect and mammalian cells.

General readings

(Conjugation) Bayer & Wilchek Methods in Enzymology 184; 138-160, 1990.

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