Indexed on: 04 May '19Published on: 03 May '19Published in: Cold Spring Harbor protocols
Antibodies have become a common and necessary tool in biochemistry, cell biology, and immunology laboratories. There are many different types of antibodies and antibody fragments being used for a myriad of applications. As a result, many different purification protocols have been developed to obtain antibodies of the desired specificity and sensitivity. Here, we introduce the options for small- to large-scale antibody purification and isolation of polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies (and fragments generated from these) that target-specific proteins, as well as methods to properly purify antibodies that recognize posttranslational modifications. Optimal conditions for the long-term storage of antibodies are also discussed. © 2019 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.