Description: The VL1 monoclonal antibody reacts with human CCL5/RANTES (Regulated upon Activation, Normal T cell Expressed and Secreted). RANTES is an 8 kDa member of the C-C chemokine family. Although rapidly induced in fibroblasts and epithelial cells, RANTES is upregulated only after 3-5 days of activation in T cells. As with other members of the C-C chemokine family, RANTES is a strong chemotractant for monocytes, NK cells, eosinophils and T cells. RANTES is also expressed by monocytes upon activation and has recently been reported to be constitutively expressed by NK cells.
Applications Reported: This VL1 antibody has been reported for use in intracellular staining followed by flow cytometric analysis.
Applications Tested: This VL1 antibody has been pre-titrated and tested by intracellular staining and flow cytometric analysis of stimulated normal human peripheral blood cells. This can be used at 5 µL (0.25 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.
eFluor® 660 is a replacement for Alexa Fluor® 647. eFluor® 660 emits at 659 nm and is excited with the red laser (633 nm). Please make sure that your instrument is capable of detecting this fluorochome.
Excitation: 633-647 nm; Emission: 668 nm; Laser: Red Laser.
Filtration: 0.2 µm post-manufacturing filtered.
RANTES is a chemoattractant for blood monocytes, memory T helper cells and eosinophils. It causes the release of histamine from basophils and activates eosinophils. It binds to CCR1, CCR3, CCR4 and CCR5 and is one of the major HIV suppressive factors produced by CD8+ T cells. Recombinant RANTES protein induces a dose dependent inhibition of different strains of HIV 1, HIV 2, and simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV). It is T cell and macrophage specific, induced by mitogens, and belongs to the intercrine beta (chemokine CC) family.
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Protein Aliases: beta-chemokine RANTES; C-C motif chemokine 5; chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 5; EoCP; Eosinophil chemotactic cytokine; RANTES(3-68); RANTES(4-68); regulated upon activation, normally T-expressed, and presumably secreted; SIS-delta; small inducible cytokine subfamily A (Cys-Cys), member 5; Small-inducible cytokine A5; T cell-specific protein P228; T-cell specific protein p288; T-cell-specific protein RANTES; TCP228
Gene Aliases: CCL5; D17S136E; eoCP; RANTES; SCYA5; SIS-delta; SISd; TCP228
UniProt ID: (Human) P13501
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 6352