Interpreting Antibody 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?

If an assay uses an antibody, the assay detail record provides a link to the antibody record.

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?

Antibody | Antigen | Gene | Expression |References
FieldDescription
Antibody
NameThe name of the antibody.
HostOrganism in which the antibody was raised.
TypeType of antibody (polyclonal, monoclonal), or Not specified.
ClassImmunoglobulin class to which the antibody belongs (applies only to monoclonal antibodies).
NoteAdditional information about the antibody, if available.
MGI Accession IDThe unique MGI accession ID for the antibody. You can use this ID in the MGI Quick Search to always find this page.
Antigen
NameName of the protein or protein fragment against which the antibody was raised, linked to the antigen record.
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.
TissueTissue 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.
NotesAdditional information about the antigen, if available.
Gene Symbol for the gene(s) that encodes for the antigen, linked to its Gene Detail page(s).
Expression 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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