Re: Chicken antibodies

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From:tylee <> (by way of histonet)
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If it is anti-chicken, it probably means it will recognize the IgY you have
ordered. The anti-chicken IgG may have been named that way either: 1) for a
marketing reason to sell to those not familiar with IgY or 2) because the
technical writer was not familiar with the IgY notation used for chickens.
I am not an expert; but, I do not think chickens produce IgG. For a brief
explaination I saw a few years ago with a few references, you can see

Ty Lee
From: Heather McKinnon <>
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Subject: Chicken antibodies
Date: Friday, November 20, 1998 8:40 AM


	Can anyone give me some help about chicken antibodies? I've just
bought a primary antibody raised in chickens which is IgY fraction (Aves
Labs). They said that Vector have an anti-chicken IgY secondary, but
Vector only have an anti-chicken IgG and I don't know if these are the
same. I read somewhere that IgY is the avian form of mammalian IgG but I
don't know if this is true. Can anyone help??

	Thanks a lot,


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