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isotype control for GFP expressing cells?


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#1 phoebe75

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 09:14 AM

I need to determine transfection efficiency of a construct, and plan to do so using GFP expression. I will have uninfected (human)cells as a control, and am wondering what isotpye control I should use? I usually choose based on the antibody used for flow but since there is no antibody necessary, I was wondering should I just use a generic one- GFP anti-human IgG1 targeting?
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Edited by phoebe75, 22 February 2011 - 09:15 AM.


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Posted 22 February 2011 - 07:05 PM

You shouldn't use an isotype control at all.

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 05:48 AM

You shouldn't use an isotype control at all.

Thanks for responding- that's what I thought and was just going to compare infected and uninfected cells, but then saw a couple of papers that showed results with isotype controls also. Will proceed as planned so- thanks again.




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