Guide to Filters for Antibodies

Our filters are key features that empower scientists to quickly focus their search for antibodies from millions of figures and antibody products in our database to design better, more successful experiments. 

If there are any types of filters that will help make your search easier and help define your experimental context, please let us know at support@benchsci.com!

How to apply filters

  1. Simply type in search criteria into the search bar alongside your target protein/gene to incorporate them into your search (ex. p53,  western blot)
    • More information about how to build more complex searches in the search bar can be found here!
  2. Click the filter on the left side to add it to your search criteria (you will see it update in the search bar)
    • Some filters include an option to Exclude certain selections (ex. if you want to exclude a particular CloneID)
    • Some filters also include checkboxes to include more than one selection at a time
    • Note: The order in which the filters are presented here may not necessarily reflect how they appear on the platform, as some users may see an alternative recommended filter view

Search logic on the platform when applying multiple filters

  • During your search, you may want to start combining filters of different types (e.g. Application, Organism Tested...) or multiple instances of the same filter (e.g. Application: Western Blot, Immunohistochemistry)
  • The search logic on BenchSci—that is the use of AND, OR between search terms—aims to be intuitive
    • Search logic is described under each filter type category below
    • More information about how search logic works for antibody data can be found here!

Filter type: Application

  • This filter allows you to narrow down your results based on what type of experiment the product may be used in
    • Based on vendor recommendations or how it has been used in experimental applications in publications
  • Selections include: western blot, immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, immunostaining, neutralizing assays, activation assays, in-cell westerns, or mass cytometry
    • You can also search with common abbreviations/aliases like WB, IF, IHC or flow in the search bar
  • Search logic for multiple selections
    • Product results: AND (all products must have been used with that context for all selections)
    • Figure results: OR (all figure results must contain at least one of the selections)

Filter type: Figure Usage Data

  • These filters help narrow down your search results based on how the product was used in literature
  • Search logic for multiple selections
    • Product results: AND (all products must have been used with that context for all selections)
    • Figure results: OR (all figure results must contain at least one of the selections)

Description
Example
Model or organism in which the experiment was conducted or from which cells or tissues were obtained

This filter also shows a list of aliases/synonyms (ex. homo sapiens will be grouped under human)
 Human
Mouse
Drosophila

 Tissue Used
Type of tissue that experiments using the product were performed in
Liver
Lung
 Cell Type Used
Cell type that experiments using the product were performed in
Epithelial
Neuron
 Cell Line Used
Specific names of cell lines that experiments using the product were performed in
HEK293
HeLa cells
 Disease
Disease context that experiments using the product were associated with
Breast cancer
Chronic kidney disease

Filter type: Supplier

  • These filters narrow down the results based on information about the vendors themselves
  • Hover over a selection when you open a filter to add Exclude to remove vendors from your search
  • Search logic for multiple selections (Company): OR (the product or figure results need to match at least one of the companies)

Description
Availability
This filter will hide discontinued or unavailable products—the default option is that all products will be shown
Company
The vendor that sells the product. You can choose preferred vendors, or exclude vendors you want to avoid

Filter type: Antibody Specs

  • These filters narrow down the results based on product information that is provided by the vendor/supplier
  • Hover over a selection when you open a filter to add Exclude to remove specs from your search
  • Search logic for multiple selections for both product and figure results
    • AND: Reactivity, Clonality, CloneID, Target PTM, Conjugation, Specificity, Additional Specs, Kits
    • OR: Verification, Host, Isotype

DescriptionExample
Verification
Filter for antibodies that have verification data from vendors, third-party sources, or — in some cases — the literature associated with them

You can apply this filter for particular types of verification experiments
Genetic
Overexpression
Relative expression
Reactivity
The species of the target protein that the antibody will bind, determined by vendor specifications. There is likely to be some overlap with the figure usage data filter, Organism Tested
Human
Mouse
Rat
Host
The species of animal used to raise/produce the antibody
Donkey
Rabbit
Goat
Isotype
Narrow search based on specific classes of antibodies, like: IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG, and IgM, and have the option to further narrow your search for light chain variations kappa and lambda

You can also limit your search to specific immunoglobulin subclasses, for example IgG1-4, or the rat and mouse homologs IgG2A, IgG2B, IgG2C
IgG
IgG2a
Fab
IgG lambda
Immunogen
Find antibodies with known, vendor-provided immunogen sequence information

Clonality
Clonality of the antibody
Monoclonal
Polyclonal
Recombinant
CloneID
The identification number (also called clone number) for the hybridoma cell line that produces a single type of antibody
Clone D7
1A8
Target PTM
Target post-translational modification (PTM) for protein target

If available, there will also be options for particular amino acid residues that have PTMs
Phosphorylated
Methylated
Acetylated
Conjugation
Conjugation (labelling) of the antibody to an indicated reporter or tag
AlexaFluor dyes
Biotin
Horseradish peroxidase
Specificity
Vendor-indicated specificity of the antibody for a region of the protein
C terminus
N terminus
Internal region
Full length
Additional Specs
Miscellaneous vendor-indicated properties of the antibody that may affect suitability in your experiments — especially how it was purified and storage conditions
Affinity purified
Azide free
Protein A purified
Supernatant
Carrier free
Kits
Kits that contain an antibody component
ELISA