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SNAP-tag and CLIP-tag

Posted by Christoph Eckert on May 7, 2020 9:34:17 AM

SNAP-tag and CLIP-tag are self-labeling protein tags. The SNAP-tag protein and the CLIP-tag protein can be fused to a protein of interest (POI) and used for cellular and biochemical analysis.

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Topics: VHH, Nanobody, SNAP

HaloTag

Posted by Christoph Eckert on May 5, 2020 2:47:26 PM

HaloTag is a protein tag. The HaloTag protein can be fused to your protein of interest (POI) which enables it for cellular and biochemical analysis. It can also be used for live cell imaging.

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Topics: VHH, Nanobody

Mass spec-compatible immunoprecipiation for GFP, mNeonGreen, Myc, RFP, Spot, and TurboGFP

Posted by Christoph Eckert on Feb 20, 2020 1:12:28 PM

New iST Nano-Trap kits for immunoprecipitation (IP) and sample preparation for mass spectrometry (MS) in just 4 easy steps:

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Topics: Immunoprecipitation, Mass spec, Myc-tag, VHH, Nanobody, mNeonGreen, GFP, Spot-Tag, TurboGFP, RFP

Bispecific T cell engagers

Posted by Christoph Eckert on Sep 13, 2019 1:04:52 PM
Bispecific T cell engagers are bispecific antibodies designed to link T cells with cancer cells. The simultaneous binding of the bispecific antibody to T cell and tumor cell initiates the activation of the T cell. For this purpose, the bispecific antibody carries two antigen binding domains against the T cell (often CD3 T cell receptor) and against a cell surface protein of the tumor cell.

ChromoTek offers two bispecific T cell engagers:

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Topics: VHH, Nanobody, Bispecific, T cell

Important facts to know when using Nano-Secondaries

Posted by Klaus Herick on Jul 23, 2019 1:27:20 PM

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Topics: VHH, Nanobody, Secondary antibody, Nano-Secondaries, Alexa Fluor, One-step immunostaining

GFP-Booster and RFP-Booster conjugated to Alexa Fluor® 647 or conjugated to ATTO647N? That is the question!

Posted by Klaus Herick on Jul 19, 2019 10:12:05 AM

Immunostaining in HeLa cells low expressing Tubulin-GFP.
Left: GFP signal of Tubulin-GFP (green) and DAPI stain (blue);
Right: Tubulin-GFP detection by GFP-Booster coupled to Alexa Fluor 647

We currently offer our GFP- and RFP-Booster conjugated to two different far-red dyes:

Alexa Fluor® 647 and  ATTO647N.

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Topics: GFP-Booster, RFP-Booster, Nanobody, Alexa Fluor

Why are recombinant Nanobodies/ VHHs beneficial?

Posted by Klaus Herick on Jun 13, 2019 4:00:00 PM

Nanobodies are the binding domains of heavy chain only antibodies from Camelids. Nanobodies can be recombinantly produced in bacterial and other animal-free expression systems depending on the actual Nanobody construct. In contrast, classical IgG antibodies are composed of two heavy chains and two light chains and are traditionally produced using hybridoma technlogies or are isolated from a host’s blood.

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Topics: Nanobody, Secondary antibody, Validation, recombinat expression

Fluorescent protein tags

Posted by Christian Linke-Winnebeck on May 28, 2019 5:02:54 PM

Introduction

Fluorescent proteins (FPs) have been used as protein tags since the mid-1990s mainly for cell biology and fluorescence microscopy. These tags have not only revolutionized cell biology by enabling the imaging of almost any protein, they are also used in biochemical applications. An important example is the immunoprecipitation and affinity purification of FP-tagged proteins, which was enabled by the development of affinity resins with high yield, purity, and affinity such as ChromoTek’s Nano-Traps (https://www.chromotek.com/products/detail/product-detail/nano-traps/).

In this blog we provide a review of

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Topics: Immunoprecipitation, mCherry, Immunofluorescence, VHH, Nanobody, mNeonGreen, GFP, GFP Nanobody, GFP Antibody, TurboGFP, EGFP, Western blot, SNAP

Advantages of recombinant Nano-Secondaries

Posted by Klaus Herick on May 23, 2019 4:10:12 PM

Nano-Secondaries are monoclonal Nanobodies that bind to primary antibodies in a species and subtype specific manner, i.e. Nano-Secondaries are very precise secondary antibodies. They are recombinantly produced in bacterial or other animal-free expression systems; in contrast, classical mono- or polyclonal secondary antibodies are traditionally produced using hybridoma technologies or are isolated from a host’s blood.

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Topics: Nanobody, Secondary antibody, Validation, recombinat expression, Nano-Secondaries

Working with green fluorescent proteins: Tools and properties

Posted by Christoph Eckert on Feb 7, 2019 1:18:14 PM

Jellyfish Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) and its derivatives are still the most frequently used fluorescent proteins in biomedical research. Recently, additional green fluorescent proteins have been discovered in higher animals such as crustaceans and lancelets. These FPs share a common fold, but diverge widely in their primary sequence. Thus, they require novel, dedicated antibody research tools. Here is an overview about EGFP (the most commonly used GFP derivative), TurboGFP and mNeonGreen.

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Topics: Nanobody, mNeonGreen, mNeonGreen immunoprecipitation, GFP, GFP Immunoprecipitation, TurboGFP, TurboGFP immunoprecipitation, EGFP

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