RE: Thawing of Antibodies

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Quick run down of what I know:
	Repeated thawing and refreezing will degrade antibodies should be
avoided at all costs. If specimen is frozen thaw and aliquot, before
	Diluted antibodies have a shorter lifespan. I don't use predilutes
and never reuse my own dilutions.
	I have kept antibodies at 4C for years and activity has been
maintained well beyond the expiration date. Always use appropriate
	Bacterial contamination is bad because they make lots of proteases
that will chew up your antibody in know time at all...add azide.
	Gayle, John, Russ, Patsy and a host of others correct me if I have

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