Description: The ICRF44 monoclonal antibody reacts with human CD11b, a 165 kDa adhesion molecule. CD11b associated with integrin beta2 (CD18) is expressed on the surface of monocytes, granulocytes, activated lymphocytes and a subset of NK cells. CD11b is a receptor for intercellular adhesion molecule family members CD54, CD102 and CD50 as well as for iC3b. These adhesions are crucial in cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions.
Applications Reported: The ICRF44 antibody has been reported for use in flow cytometric analysis, and immunohistochemical staining on formaldehyde fixed tissue. ICRF44 has also been reported in inhibition of aggregation of PMNs.
Applications Tested: The ICRF44 antibody has been tested by flow cytometric analysis of normal human peripheral blood cells. This can be used at less than or equal to 1 µg per test. A test is defined as the amount (µg) of antibody that will stain a cell sample in a final volume of 100 µL. Cell number should be determined empirically but can range from 10^5 to 10^8 cells/test. It is recommended that the antibody be carefully titrated for optimal performance in the assay of interest.
Purity: Greater than 90%, as determined by SDS-PAGE.
Aggregation: Less than 10%, as determined by HPLC.
Filtration: 0.2 µm post-manufacturing filtered.
CD11b (integrin alpha-M, ITGAM, integrin alpha-X, ITGAX) is a 165 kDa adhesion molecule that associates non-covalently with integrin beta-2 (CD18). The CD11b/CD18 heterodimeric complex is also known as integrin alpha-M beta-2, Mac-1, and CR3 (complement receptor 3). CD11b is expressed on the surface of monocytes/macrophages, granulocytes, activated lymphocytes, a subset of NK cells, a subset of dendritic cells, and microglia in the brain. CD11b/CD18 functions as the receptor for ICAM-1 (CD54), ICAM-2 (CD102), ICAM-4 (CD242), CD14, CD50, CD23, heparin, iC3b, fibrinogen, and Factor X -these adhesions are critical for cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions. CD11b is expressed on 8% of spleen cells, 44% of bone marrow cells, and less than 1% of thymocytes, and is commonly used as a microglial marker in nervous tissue. The expression of CD11b increases during monocyte maturation and expression levels vary on tissue macrophages. Further, peritoneal macrophages are reported to express higher levels of CD11b than splenic macrophages. Diseases associated with CD11b dysfunction include systemic lupus erythematosus 6 and ITGAM-related susceptibility to systemic lupus erythematosus.
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Protein Aliases: antigen CD11b (p170); CD11 antigen-like family member B; CD11b; Cell surface glycoprotein MAC-1 subunit alpha; complement component 3 receptor 3 subunit; CR-3 alpha chain; integrin alpha M; Integrin alpha-M; integrin, alpha M (complement component 3 receptor 3 subunit); Leukocyte adhesion receptor MO1; Mac-1 alpha (Mac1A); MAC-1 alpha subunit; macrophage antigen alpha polypeptide; MGC117044; Neutrophil adherence receptor; neutrophil adherence receptor alpha-M subunit; uncharacterized LOC101866035
Gene Aliases: CD11B; CR3A; ITGAM; MAC-1; MAC1A; MO1A; SLEB6
UniProt ID: (Human) P11215