(tested or 100% immunogen sequence identity)
PBS (pH 7.2) containing stabilizing proteins and sodium azide.
Store at 2°C to 8°C. Protect from light.
Immunoglobulin E (IgE) is a kind of antibody (or immunoglobulin (Ig) "isotype") that has only been found in mammals. Monomers of IgE consist of two heavy chains (epsilon chain) and two light chains, with the epsilon chain containing 4 Ig-like constant domains. IgE's main function is immunity to parasites such as helminths like Schistosoma mansoni, Trichinella spiralis, and Fasciola hepatica. IgE is utilized during immune defense against certain protozoan parasites such as Plasmodium falciparum.