Interpreting Antibody and Antigen Details
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This information document answers the following questions about an antibodies summary:

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Where can I find antibody records in the MGI databases?

Antibody records are associated with gene expression assays, antigens, genes, and references in the database. In MGI, these relationships are reflected in the links provided between these different records.

You can access antibody records through these links, or, you can enter the unique MGI accession ID (e.g., MGI:1332271) in the Quick Search box located at the top of most MGI web pages.

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How do I interpret an antibody detail record?

FieldDescription
Name Antibody name
MGI Accession ID MGI Accession ID for the antibody.
Raised in Organism in which the antibody was raised.
Type Type of antibody (polyclonal, monoclonal), or Not specified.
Class Immunoglobulin class to which the antibody belongs (applies only to monoclonal antibodies).
Note Additional information about the antibody, if available.
Antigen Name of the protein or protein fragment against which the antibody was raised, linked to the antigen record.
Genes (Chromosome) Symbol for the gene that encodes for the antigen. The chromosome if known, appears in parentheses.
Aliases (Reference)Other names for the antibody, followed by the J number (unique MGI reference accession ID) of the reference the name is used in, linked to the reference detail.
Additional Information:
Gene Expression Data
Links to expression results derived using the antibody.
References References for publications that used the antibody. J number (unique MGI reference accession ID) linked to the reference details.

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How do I interpret an antigen detail record?

Antigen descriptions are linked to antibody detail records. You can access antigen information by the antigen link in the antibody detail record, or you can use the Quick Search too to look for an antigen by its MGI Accession ID.

FieldDescription
Name Antigen name.
MGI Accession IDMGI accession ID for the antigen.
SpeciesSpecies from which the antigen was isolated.
StrainStrain of mouse from which the antigen was isolated, if specified.
SexSex of the animal from which the antigen was isolated, if specified.
AgeAge of the animal from which the antigen was isolated, if specified.
Tissue Tissue from which the antigen was isolated, if specified.
Tissue descriptionTreatment of the tissue from which the antigen was isolated, if applicable.
Cell LineCell line from which the antigen was isolated, if specified.
Region coveredRegion of the protein corresponding to the antigen.
Notes Additional information about the antigen, if available.
Modification DateDate record was last modified.
Antibodies Names of antibodies that recognize the antigen, linked to the antibody records.

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