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Biomolecular Research Center researchers publish piece on novel antibody

Biomolecular Research Center researchers Jonathon Reeck, Makenna Hardy, Xinzhu Pu, Cynthia Keller‑Peck and Julia Oxford recently published Authentication of a novel antibody to zebrafish collagen type XI alpha 1 chain (Col11a1a) in BioMed Central Research Notes.

An excerpt from the abstract reads: “Extracellular matrix proteins play important roles in embryonic development and antibodies that specifically detect these proteins are essential to understanding their function. The zebrafish embryo is a popular model for vertebrate development but suffers from a dearth of authenticated antibody reagents for research. Here, we describe a novel antibody designed to detect the minor fibrillar collagen chain Col11a1a in zebrafish (AB strain).”