Primary Antibodies

  • Alexander E. KalyuzhnyEmail author
Part of the Techniques in Life Science and Biomedicine for the Non-Expert book series (TLSBNE)


To a certain extent, IHC can be compared to GPS navigation: to find the place of interest, we must enter its address—which is a unique identifier—and the electronic navigator will bring us there. In IHC, the unique identifier is the structure of the molecule we want to detect, while primary antibodies serve as the chemical rather than electronic GPS navigator.


Unique Identifier Host Animal Immune Serum Tissue Antigen Insulin Molecule 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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