Description: The RPA-2.10 monoclonal antibody reacts with human CD2, a 50 kDa cell surface receptor expressed by a majority of thymocytes, all mature T cells and subset of NK cells. CD2 is a ligand for CD58 in the human and is involved in adhesion and activation of T cells. RPA-2.10 blocks mixed lymphocyte reaction.
RPA-2.10 crossreacts to non-human primates and pigs.
Applications Reported: This RPA-2.10 antibody has been reported for use in flow cytometric analysis.
Applications Tested: This RPA-2.10 antibody has been pre-diluted and tested by flow cytometric analysis . This may be used at 5 µL (0.125 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.
Super Bright 436 can be excited with the violet laser line (405 nm) and emits at 436 nm. We recommend using a 450/50 bandpass filter, or equivalent. Please make sure that your instrument is capable of detecting this fluorochrome.
When using two or more Super Bright dye-conjugated antibodies in a staining panel, it is recommended to use Super Bright Complete Staining Buffer (Product # SB-4401) to minimize any non-specific polymer interactions. Please refer to the datasheet for Super Bright Staining Buffer for more information.
Excitation: 405 nm; Emission: 436 nm; Laser: Violet Laser
Super Bright Polymer Dyes are sold under license from Becton, Dickinson and Company.
CD2 (LFA-2) is a monomeric surface antigen (MW range 45-58 kDa) of the human T-lymphocyte lineage that is expressed on all peripheral blood T cells. CD2 is one of the earliest T-cell markers, being present on more than 95% of thymocytes and it is also found on some natural killer cells, but not on B lymphocytes. Monoclonal antibodies directed against CD2 inhibit the formation of rosettes with sheep erythrocytes, indicating that CD2 is the erythrocyte receptor or is closely associated with it. The interaction betwee CD2 and CD58 stabilizes adhesion between T cells and antigen presenting or target cells. Relatively low affinity of CD2 to CD58 (as measured in solution) is compensated within the two-dimensional cell-cell interface to provide tight adhesion. Moreover, T cell activation induces increased CD2 expression and its lateral mobility, making easier contact between CD2 and CD58. Subsequently, T cell activation causes fixation of CD58-CD2 at sites of cell-cell contact, thereby strengthening intercellular adhesion. CD2 deficiency reduces intestinal inflammation and helps to control infection. Diseases associated with CD2 dysfunction include penis squamous cell carcinoma and immune deficiency due to the absence of the thymus.
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Protein Aliases: CD2; CD2 antigen; CD2 antigen (p50), sheep red blood cell receptor; CD2 molecule; cluster of differentiation 2; Erythrocyte receptor; LFA-2; LFA-3 receptor; Rosette receptor; T-cell surface antigen CD2; T-cell surface antigen T11/Leu-5
Gene Aliases: CD2; LFA-2; SRBC; T11