IRVINE, Calif., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GeneTex, a leading manufacturer of high quality antibodies, is pleased to announce that they will be launching a full line of zebrafish antibodies.
Zebrafish have been increasingly utilized as a model organism for scientific research. Due to their short lifecycles and relatively large clutch sizes, they are a useful model for genetic studies. Zebrafish eggs are externally fertilized; therefore, researchers can control and manipulate the embryos from the moment of fertilization. In addition, their embryos are transparent, so researchers are able to observe the changes that occur throughout the developmental stages of the embryo.
"We believe the zebrafish is an excellent model organism for biological research," said Dr. Kristina Beiswenger, Product Specialist at GeneTex, "however, this field has long been overlooked and lacks quality antibody reagents. GeneTex is fully committed to developing high quality antibodies specifically validated with zebrafish samples. We will continue to expand this product line to satisfy the needs of zebrafish research."
Many zebrafish tissues and organ systems, including the kidney, pancreas, bones and heart, are comparable to those of higher mammals and humans. The relatively large size, large number and external development of zebrafish embryos make them especially agreeable to manipulation by a variety of chemical, physical and genetic methods.
GeneTex is launching one of the largest collections of zebrafish antibodies that are validated for western blotting, immunofluorescence (ICC/IF), immunohistochemistry (IHC) and other applications. Almost all of the antibodies in the line are antigen-affinity purified, which results in higher quality antibodies.
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