Resources

We've put together a range of resources we think our customers might find interesting. These are split into tips for products and other articles. If you have any further questions please contact us

Articles

  • Amino Acid - Letter Code - Amino acids are biologically important organic compounds containing amine (-NH2) and carboxyl (-COOH) functional groups, along with a side-chain (R group) specific to each amino acid. Learn more about the letter codes for amino acids.
  • Cholesterol - Cholesterol is an essential component found within every cell of the human body, providing structure and stability to the cell membrane, within the myelin sheath it also acts to insulate nerve cells protecting axons.
  • Composition of Blood - Blood is an essential medium for the transport of materials around the body. It carries a variety of substances, including gases, metabolites, nutrients and hormones, acting as an exchange system for tissues within the body.
  • Immunotherapy treatments - Immunotherapy is a biological therapy using substances produced by the body or in a laboratory. It is used to improve an individual’s immune system to fight diseases we would usually be defenceless against. Learn about how immunotherapy can be used for cancer treatment.
  • The Inflammatory Response - Inflammation is triggered in response to the detection of foreign antigens within the body that may cause harm or damage. This activates an immune cascade, with the aim to control and eradicate the pathogen before any significant harm can occur.
  • Physiology of Bone - The Adult human body is composed of around 213 bones, these provide the body with structure, support, mobility and protection. Learn more about the physiology of bone.
  • The Thyroid Gland - Located at the base of the neck the thyroid gland is recognised by its butterfly-like shape, with a lobe either side of the trachea. The gland regulates many vital body functions. Learn more about how this gland works and what can happen if there are problems.

Tips and Information

  • Flow Cytometry - Flow cytometry is a widely used method for the separation, classification and quantification of cells. Complex computerised instruments are used to pass a mono-cellular stream of cells, platelets or other microscopic particulate elements through a beam of laser light.
  • Antibody Purification - Purification of an antibody from its original source will vary greatly depending upon the properties of the starting material. The advantage to purification is the depth of information available for the antibody, its source and the contaminants that may be present
  • Advanced Gylcation End Products (AGEs) - Advanced Gylcation End Products, AGEs, refer to a group of compounds produced following a series of glycation reactions. These reactions take place between proteins, lipids and nucleic acids when in the presence of sugar and can occur within nearly all cells of the body.
  • CRISPR - CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) are segments of prokaryotic DNA responsible for adaptive immunity.
  • hTERT - Telomerase reverse transcriptase, abbreviated to TERT or hTERT in humans is a large ribonucleoprotein complex with reverse transcriptase activity. Learn more about our hTERT products.
  • Apoptosis - Apoptosis is a highly regulated process of programmed cell death that occurs in multicellular organisms. Learn more about it and the application.
  • Monoclonal and Polyclonal Antibodies - Antibodies, also known as immunoglobulins, are proteins produced by B cells in response to the presence of an antigen.
  • Use of Controls - Controls are an important part of running an ELISA as they help to indicate if there are any problems within an assay. Some controls such as positive, negative and blank can be considered essential whilst others help to optimise the workings of the assay.
  • Storage of Antibodies - The shelf life of an antibody is dependent upon the nature of the antibody and the conditions in which it is stored, with optimal storage conditions unique to each antibody. Guidelines are in place for the general storage of antibodies with a focus upon factors such as temperature, pH and the addition of substances such as glycerol and sucrose.