IgM heavy chain (mu chain) consists of 576 amino acids; there are five mu chains in each IgM molecule. IgM heavy chain is purified by reducing the disulfide bond connecting it to the IgM kappa and lambda light chains. IgM mu chain is more highly conserved across different species than is the heavy chain of IgG or IgA. No reaction by IEP to antisera to kappa or lambda. Prepared from plasma shown to be non reactive for HbsAG, anti-HCV, anti-HBc, and negative for anti-HIV 1 & 2 by FDA approved tests. >95percent pure by SDS-PAGE. Add deionized water to original volume, aliquot and freeze unused portion. Dilutions must be made in 1M Acetic Acid.