After reconstitution, the Prothrombin antibody can be stored for up to one month at 4oC. For long-term, aliquot and store at -20 deg. Celcius or lower. Cycles of freezing and thawing can denaturate the peptide chains of the antibodies and reduce their sensitivity and/or change their affinity. Prepare aliqotes in such a manner so that freeze-thaw cycles are minimized. Avoid repeated freezing and thawing.
F2 (Coagulation Factor II), also known as prothrombin and thrombin, is a serine protease that in humans is encoded by the F2 gene. The activated thrombin enzyme plays an important role in hemostasis and thrombosis: it converts fibrinogen to fibrin for blood clot formation, stimulates platelet aggregation, and activates coagulation factors V, VIII(F8), and XIII(F13A1). Thrombin also inhibits coagulation by Activating protein C.