Clostridium difficile (Toxin A) [253/422]



This MAb reacts with C. difficile Toxin A, but not with Cholera subunit a, Cholera toxin, Pseudomonas aeruginosa exotoxin A, H-LT, P-LT. Clostridium difficile is a major nosocomial pathogen that causes antibiotic- associated colitis. Clostridium difficile mediates inflammatory diarrhea by releasing two large protein enterotoxins (Toxin A and Toxin B) that are able to disrupt intestinal epithelial cells via their transferase activity and ability to monoglucosylate members of the Rho family. Clostridium difficile Toxin A is a toxin that is composed of 39 repeats that are responsible for binding to intestinal epithelial cell surface carbohydrates. Clostridium difficile Toxin A causes significant apoptosis of colonocytes which contributes to the formation of ulcers and pseudo-membranes in a pathway that involves p38-dependent activation of p53 and induction of p21, leading to cytochrome c release and caspase-3 activation through Bak activation.

Product Properties & Targets

Species Reactivity
Gene Name
Mol. Weight of Antigen
308kDa (Toxin A)
C. difficile Toxin A

Database Links

Entrez Gene ID

Additional Information

Human Gene Symbol
Not Applicable
Chromosome Location
Not Applicable

Known Applications & Suggested Dilutions

  • ELISA (For coating use Ab at 1-5ug/ml, order Ab without BSA)
  • Immunofluorescence (1-2ug/ml)
  • Optimal dilution for a specific application should be determined.

Key References

  • Kim, H., et al. 2005. Gastroenterology 129: 1875-1888.

Storage & Stability

Antibody with azide - store at 2 to 8°C. Antibody without azide - store at -20 to -80°C. Antibody is stable for 24 months. Non-hazardous. No MSDS required.


This antibody is available for research use only and is not approved for use in diagnosis.

Supplied as

200ug/ml of Ab Purified from Bioreactor Concentrate by Protein A/G. Prepared in 10mM PBS with 0.05% BSA & 0.05% azide. Also available WITHOUT BSA & azide at 1.0mg/ml.


There are no warranties, expressed or implied, which extend beyond this description. Company is not liable for any personal injury or economic loss resulting from this product.

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