Maltose Binding Protein (MBP) tags have demonstrated utility to increase expression and proper folding of proteins expressed in bacteria leading to improved solubility of the partner protein. MBP allows one to use a simple capture affinity step on amylose-agarose columns, resulting in a protein that is often 70-90% pure. In addition to protein-isolation applications, MBP provides a high degree of translation and facilitates the proper folding and solubility of the target protein. MBP fusion proteins can also be expressed in yeast.
Concentration of antibody:
This antibody needs to be stored at + 4°C in a fridge short term in a concentrated dilution. Freeze thaw will destroy a percentage in every cycle and should be avoided.
If you buy Antibodies supplied by biovision antibodies-kits-proteins they should be stored frozen at - 24°C for long term storage and for short term at + 5°C.