mammalian hair samples
At ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store the product at the temperature recommended below.
Store the kit at RT or 2–8°C. Under these conditions, the kit is stable until the expiration date (see label on the box).
- The assay has been designed for use with mammalian hair samples only. It may be suitable for use with animal tissue but this has not been verified.
- Assay run time - 4 hours
α-keratin is a fibrous structural protein found in all vertebrates in hair, wool, stratum corneum of the skin, horns, nails, claws and hooves. It is a unique protein due to its insolubility in water. Its strength is due to a high sulphur content. Strong disulphide bonds make it insoluble in water and resistant to most chemical agents. The amino acid composition varies depending on the tissue in which it occurs.