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Western Blotting: Mechanism

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Why is Western blotting also called immunoblotting?

Select the BEST answer.

A

A western blot occurs within a host organism whose specific immune response can be used to detect a particular protein.

B

Western blotting works by transferring proteins from a polyacrylamide gel to a membrane that can elicit an immune response.

C

Western blotting works by using antibodies that normally might act in an immune response to target the protein to be detected.