SCICONS dsRNA Antibodies
Now available from Nordic-MUBio
The SCICONS antibodies are used to detect dsRNA intermediates of a wide range of viruses, including chikungunya, dengue, hepatitis, rabies, rhinovirus, polio, swine fever and more. Originally developed in 1990, SCICONS antibodies have become the gold standard in double-stranded RNA detection, with hundreds of peer-reviewed citations characterizing their use in a diverse range of applications.
Our partner Absolute Biotech lately announced the relaunch of the SCICONS antibodies. The antibodies are now available to scientists in Europe through Nordic-MUBio and its distributors, with offerings including the original clones, ELISA kits and recombinant engineered antibody formats.
SCICONS antibodies from Nordic-MUBio
SCICONS mouse anti-dsRNA antibodies are the gold standard in double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) detection. The J2, J5, K1 and K2 monoclonal antibody clones are used to detect dsRNA intermediates of a diverse range of viruses, including chikungunya, dengue, hepatitis, rabies, rhinovirus, polio, swine fever and more. The antibodies have been widely applied to study the viral life cycle and anti-viral responses, as well as used as a diagnostic tool to detect whether an unknown pathogen is bacterial or viral. The antibodies are also available packaged in ELISA kits.
SCICONS products are widely used for a range of systems and applications, as referenced in more than 300 published studies.
Fig: Antibody J2 (1:250 dilution, 4 microgram/mL) reveals the colocalization of dsRNA (labeled in green) and Hepatitis C virus core protein (labeled in red), indicating the location of putative virus assembly sites (arrows).
The SCICONS antibodies include:
- J2 monoclonal antibody, which is the clone most often used to detect dsRNA intermediates of a wide range of viruses in cells and tissues, for applications including IHC, IF, Western blot, ELISA and electron microscopy.
- J5 monoclonal antibody, which is comparable in dsRNA affinity and specificity to the J2 clone, but has a different isotype, making it a flexible tool for simultaneous detection of dsRNA with other markers in IF and more.
- K1 monoclonal antibody, which recognizes dsRNA with similar affinity to the J2 antibody. It can be used for the histological and cytological detection of dsRNA in cells and tissues as an alternative to J2. This clone is also the best option for detecting poly I:C.
- K2 monoclonal antibody, which has an IgM isotype and is typically used in specialized applications where an anti-dsRNA antibody with an isotype other than IgG is required.