|Flow Cytometry (Flow)||1:2500|
|Tested Species reactivity||Human|
|Host / Isotype||Mouse / IgG2a|
|Immunogen||Crude thymus membrane fraction.|
|Storage buffer||PBS, pH 7.4|
|Contains||15mM sodium azide|
|Storage conditions||4° C, do not freeze|
The CD8 T cell coreceptor (monomer approx. 32-34 kDa) is expressed as alpha/beta heterodimer on majority of MHC I-restricted conventional T cells and thymocytes and as alpha/alpha homodimer on subsets of memory T cells, intraepithelial lymphocytes, NK cells and dendritic cells. Regulation of CD8 beta level on T cell surface seems to be an important mechanism to control their effector function. Assembly of CD8 alpha-beta but not alpha-alpha dimers is connected with formation or localization to the lipid rafts. Recruiting triggered TCR complexes to these membrane microdomains as well as affinity of TCR to MHC I is modulated by CD8, thereby affecting the functional diversity of the TCR signaling.
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Protein Aliases: CD8; CD8 antigen, alpha polypeptide (p32); CD8 antigen, beta polypeptide 1 (p37); CD8a; CD8alpha; CD8b; CD8beta; Leu-2; Leu2 T-lymphocyte antigen; MAL; OKT8 T-cell antigen; T cell co-receptor; T lymphocyte surface glycoprotein beta chain; T-cell antigen Leu2; T-cell surface glycoprotein CD8 alpha chain; T-cell surface glycoprotein CD8 beta chain; T-lymphocyte differentiation antigen T8/Leu-2; T8 T-cell antigen
Gene Aliases: CD8; CD8A; CD8B; CD8B1; LEU2; LY3; LYT3; MAL; p32; P37
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