Description: The ACK2 monoclonal antibody reacts with mouse CD117, also known as c-Kit receptor, Steel factor receptor and stem cell factor receptor. A member of the tyrosine kinase receptor family, this 145 kDa molecule is expressed by a majority of hematopoietic progenitor cells characterized in the mouse bone marrow as a small subset of cells positive for Sca-1 and Thy1 (Thy1^lo) and negative for lineage markers. The interaction of the mouse c-kit receptor and steel factor promotes the proliferation and differentiation of hematopoietic progenitor cells. CD117 is also expressed by mast cells and plays a role in signaling and activation of these cells. ACK2 has been reported to be a blocking antibody.
Applications Reported: This ACK2 antibody has been reported for use in flow cytometric analysis.
Applications Tested: This ACK2 antibody has been tested by flow cytometric analysis of mouse bone marrow cells. This may be used at less than or equal to 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. It is recommended that the antibody be carefully titrated for optimal performance in the assay of interest.
PerCP-eFluor 710 emits at 710 nm and is excited with the blue laser (488 nm); it can be used in place of PerCP-Cyanine5.5. We recommend using a 710/50 bandpass filter, however, the 695/40 bandpass filter is an acceptable alternative. Please make sure that your instrument is capable of detecting this fluorochrome.
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 # 00-8222-49) (100 µL of cell sample + 100 µL of IC Fixation Buffer) or 1-step Fix/Lyse Solution (Product # 00-5333-57) 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 nm; Emission: 710 nm; Laser: Blue Laser
c-Kit, also known as mast/stem cell growth factor receptor (SCFR) or CD117, is a trans membrane type III tyrosine kinase receptor encoded by the c-Kit proto-oncogene, located on chromosome 4 in humans. It is expressed in hematopoietic stem cells, germ cells, mast cells and gastrointestinal tract cajal cells. Upon binding of its ligand stem cell factor (SCF), c-kit dimerizes, resulting in receptor activation and autophosphorylation of various tyrosine residues including tyrosine 703 located on the cytoplasmic domain of the receptor. This modification allows docking of Grb2 and activation of the Ras/ERK signaling pathway. SCF/c-kit can activate multiple downstream signaling pathways including PI3K, PLC-gamma and JAK/STAT. c-kit receptor activation is essential for hematopoiesis, stem cell maintenance and gametogenesis.
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Protein Aliases: belly-spot; c-kit proto-oncogene protein; CD117; ckit; dominant spotting; Dominant white spotting; Mast/stem cell growth factor receptor Kit; Proto-oncogene c-Kit; proto-oncogene tyrosine-protein kinase Kit; SCFR; spotted sterile male; Steel Factor Receptor; Tyrosine-protein kinase Kit
Gene Aliases: Bs; c-KIT; CD117; Fdc; Gsfsco1; Gsfsco5; Gsfsow3; Kit; SCO1; SCO5; Sl; SOW3; Ssm; Tr-kit; W
UniProt ID: (Mouse) P05532
Entrez Gene ID: (Mouse) 16590
Molecular Function: transmembrane signal receptor