Double-stranded (ds)RNA formation is a hallmark of viral infections that is essential for the induction of innate immunity.
SCICONS Anti-dsRNA monoclonal antibodies are efficient tools for the detection of dsRNA in cell culture and tissues such as FFPE samples1-6 (Fig. 1, Tab. 1) e.g.
Figure 1: A) Immunofluorescence detection of dsRNA in SARS-CoV infected Vero cells (3) with SCICONS Anti-dsRNA monoclonal antibody J2. 1: uninfected cells. Bar: 20 µM (modified according to ). B) Immune electron microscopy of dsRNA in double-membrane vesicles (DMVs) of SARS-Cov infected Vero E6 cells with SCICONS Anti-dsRNA monoclonal antibody J2 (modified according to ). C) dsRNA detection in FFPE tissues of Coxsackie virus infected neonatal mouse with SCICONS Anti-dsRNA monoclonal antibody J2. 1: mouse heart, 2: brown fat, 3: pancreas, 4: salivary gland, 5: CNS ganglia, 6: uninfected tissue (modified according to ).
|Anti-dsRNA monoclonal antibody J2||Mouse, IgG2a, kappa light chain||ELISA, IF, FACS, IHC, IP, Dot Blot, ChIP, affinity purification, immunoelectron microscopy||Gold standard for dsRNA detection|
|Anti-dsRNA monoclonal antibody K1||Mouse, IgG2a, kappa light chain||Recommended for Poly I:C detection
J2 alternative in case of cross reactions
|Anti-dsRNA monoclonal antibody K2||Mouse, IgM, kappa light chain||ELISA, IHC, Dot Blot||Isotype alternative to J2 & K1
Recommended for (Sandwich-) ELISA
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