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Description: The AFS98 monoclonal antibody reacts with the mouse CD115 molecule, a receptor for macrophage colony stimulating factor (M-CSF) or colony stimulating factor-1 (CSF-1). CD115 is expressed by monocyte, macrophage, osteoclast, and some epithelial cells. It is a 150 kDa c-fms gene product and belongs to immunoglobulin family. CSF-1 signaling through CSF-1R regulates the proliferation and differentiation of cells in the monocytic lineage.
Applications Reported: The AFS98 antibody has been reported for use in flow cytometric analysis. It has also been reported in blocking of ligand binding.
Applications Tested: The AFS98 antibody has been tested by blocking of fluorochrome conjugated AFS98 in flow cytometric analysis of peritoneal exudate 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.
Endotoxin: Less than 0.001 ng/ug antibody as determined by the LAL assay.
Storage and handling: Use in a sterile environment.
Filtration: 0.2 µm post-manufacturing filtered.
Purity: Greater than 90%, as determined by SDS-PAGE.
Endotoxin Level: Less than 0.001 ng/µg antibody, as determined by LAL assay.
Aggregation: Less than 10%, as determined by HPLC.
The protein encoded by this gene is the receptor for colony stimulating factor 1, a cytokine which controls the production, differentiation, and function of macrophages. This receptor mediates most if not all of the biological effects of this cytokine. Ligand binding activates the receptor kinase through a process of oligomerization and transphosphorylation. The encoded protein is a tyrosine kinase transmembrane receptor and member of the CSF1/PDGF receptor family of tyrosine-protein kinases. Mutations in this gene have been associated with a predisposition to myeloid malignancy. The first intron of this gene contains a transcriptionally inactive ribosomal protein L7 processed pseudogene oriented in the opposite direction.
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