Labeling antibodies using europium
Berg, E.A.,Fishman, J. B.
There are many uses for antibodies labeled with metal ions. Most of these methods involve first attaching a metal chelator to the antibody molecule. This is achieved using standard cross-linking chemistry and then adding the desired metal at appropriate concentration and pH. The method described here outlines a basic procedure for creating a lanthanide conjugate. Lanthanide conjugates are used for proximity assays, as MRI contrast agents, or for mass cytometry experiments. Different metals and chelators can be substituted, but the basic procedures are similar.
Berg, E.A.,Fishman, J. B. "Labeling antibodies using europium" Cold Spring Harbor Protocols (2020): DOI: 10.1101/pdb.prot099325