Isotype Controls

Selecting the appropriate isotype control is an important element in flow cytometry experiments. Isotype control antibodies have no specificity for target cells within a particular experiment yet retain all the non-specific characteristics of the antibodies used in the experiment. Their purpose is to confirm the specificity of primary antibody binding that it is not a result of non-specific Fc receptor binding to cells or other cellular protein interactions. The isotype control antibody ideally matches the primary antibody’s host species, isotype, and conjugation format to accurately assess the level of specific staining.

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Ig
Ig kappa light chain
Ig lambda light chain
IgA
IgD
IgE
IgG
IgG1
IgG1, K
IgG2a
IgG2a, K
IgG2b
IgG2c
IgG3
IgL
IgM