What are the different antibody filters?

There are more than 20 filters on BenchSci for antibodies alone that help to define your experimental context

FIGURE USAGE DATA filters narrow down the results based on how an antibody was used across the published literature

Application: Application/experimental technique that was used in the published literature. When there are no published figures associated with an application, vendor-recommended techniques for an antibody is shown

Organism Tested: (Model) organism in which the experiment was conducted or from which cells or tissues were obtained. This relates to how the antibody was used in the literature.

Tissue Used: Tissue that was used in the experiment (e.g. liver...).

Cell Type Used: Cell type that was used in the experiment (e.g. neuron...).

Cell Line Used: Cell line that was used in the experiment (e.g. HeLa...).

Disease: Disease context of the sample that was used in the experiment (e.g. breast cancer...).

SUPPLIER FILTERS narrow results based on information about the vendors themselves

Availability: Set whether discontinued products are shown

Company: The vendor that sells the antibody. You can choose preferred vendors, or exclude vendors you'd rather avoid.

PRODUCT SPECS filters narrow down the results based on product information that is provided by the vendor

Verification: Filter for antibodies that have verification data from vendors, 3rd party sources, or — in some cases — the literature associated with them. You can select any of seven verification experiments.

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.

Host: The species used to raise the antibody

Isotype: The form of the antibody, like IgG, IgG2a, F(ab')2

Immunogen: Find antibodies with known vendor-provided immunogen sequence information.

Clonality: Clonality of the antibody (ie: monoclonal, polyclonal, recombinant).

Clone ID: The identification number (also called clone number) for the hybridoma cell line that produces a single type of antibody.

Target PTM: Post-translational modification (PTM) of the protein target (ie: phospho, methyl, acetyl...). Specific residues in this filter indicate the site of the modification (e.g. Lysine 27). If searching for phospho-SLP76, use SLP76 as your target, and then add phospho using this filter.

Conjugation: Conjugation of the antibody to the indicated reporter or tag (e.g. biotin).

Specificity: Vendor indicated specificity of the antibody for a region of the protein (ie: N-terminus, C-terminus).

Additional Specs: Vendor-indicated miscellaneous specs (e.g. Azide-free, carrier free, lyophilized...)

Kits: Kits that contain an antibody component (ie: ELISA kit...).