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Description: This MAXL8DS monoclonal antibody recognizes mouse Axl, a member of the TAM family of tyrosine kinase receptors that also includes MerTK and Tyro3. Within hematopoietic compartment the highest expression of Axl can be observed on dendritic cells and macrophages. Stimulation with TLR ligands has been shown to additionally upregulate this expression. This MAXL8DS antibody will work in flow cytometry on both native and fixed/permeabilized cells.
Applications Reported: This MAXL8DS antibody has been reported for use in flow cytometric analysis.
Applications Tested: This MAXL8DS antibody has been tested by flow cytometric analysis of mouse bone marrow cells cultured in the presence of GM-CSF. This may be used at less than or equal to 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. It is recommended that the antibody be carefully titrated for optimal performance in the assay of interest.
Light sensitivity: This tandem dye is sensitive to photo-induced oxidation. Please protect this vial and stained samples from light.
Fixation: Samples can be stored in IC Fixation Buffer (Product # 00-8222) (100 µL of cell sample + 100 µL of IC Fixation Buffer) or 1-step Fix/Lyse Solution (Product # 00-5333) for up to 3 days in the dark at 4°C with minimal impact on brightness and FRET efficiency/compensation. Some generalizations regarding fluorophore performance after fixation can be made, but clone specific performance should be determined empirically.
Excitation: 488-561 nm; Emission: 775 nm; Laser: Blue Laser, Green Laser, Yellow-Green Laser
Axl is a member of the TAM receptor family, which also includes also MerTK and TYRO3. Axl contains protein kinase activity and is activated by dimerization and auto-phosphorylation upon ligand binding. In response to its ligands, Protein S and GAS6, Axl activates anti-inflammatory pathways (through SOCS-1 and SOCS-3), which limits TLR and cytokine signaling. This results in dampened inflammatory responses in macrophages and DCs. TAM receptors are also involved in phagocytosis of apoptotic cells. Mice lacking all three TAM receptors have several degenerative phenotypes linked to inefficient removal of apoptotic cells and membranes (e.g., in the retina and the male reproductive tract) and develop a severe autoimmune phenotype akin to systemic lupus erythematosus, including the production of broad spectrum auto-antibodies. In addition, Axl may function as a putative entry receptor for filoviruses. Axl is also used to identify a specific subpopulation of human blood dendritic cells, also referred to as Siglec 6+/Axl+ dendritic cells. Cellular expression of Axl can be upregulated by TLR ligands, such as LPS or poly I:C. Soluble Axl is generated by proteolytic cleavage of the membrane form. Increased plasma levels may be indicative of inflammation and cancer.
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Protein Aliases: Adhesion-related kinase; AZF1; oncogene AXL; sAXL; soluble AXL; Tyrosine-protein kinase receptor UFO; ufo oncogene homolog
Gene Aliases: AI323647; Ark; Axl; Tyro7; Ufo
UniProt ID: (Mouse) Q00993
Entrez Gene ID: (Mouse) 26362
Molecular Function: transmembrane signal receptor