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Description: The A7R34 monoclonal antibody reacts with mouse CD127, the high affinity alpha subunit of the mouse IL-7 receptor. IL-7 receptor alpha chain is expressed by immature B cells in the bone marrow, double-negative (CD4-CD8-), single-positive (CD4+ and CD8+), but not double-positive (CD4+CD8+) thymocytes. In the periphery, mature T cells express CD127 at low level. A7R34 inhibits binding of IL-7 to its receptor and has been used in in vivo and in vitro studies to elucidate the role of IL-7 in T and B cell development and activation. Binding of A7R34 blocks the binding of SB/199, another antibody which recognizes mouse CD127.
Applications Reported: The A7R34 antibody has been reported for use in flow cytometric analysis. It has also been reported in blocking of IL-7 binding in functional studies.
Applications Tested: The A7R34 antibody has been tested by flow cytometric analysis of mouse thymocytes and splenocytes. This can be used at less than or equal to 0.5 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.
CD127 (Interleukin-7, IL-7) is a glycoprotein involved in the regulation of lymphopoiesis. The response of cells to CD127 is dependent on the presence of the interleukin 7 receptor (IL7R); the active receptor is an alpha/gamma chain heterodimer. CD127 consists of an alpha chain and a gamma chain. The gamma(c) chain, which also associates with the interleukin-2 receptor, serves primarily to activate signal transduction by the IL7R complex, while the alpha chain of IL7R determines specific signaling events through its association with cytoplasmic signaling molecules. CD127 promotes the proliferation of precursor B cells, thymocytes, T cell progenitors, and mature CD4+ and CD8+ T cells. The biological effects of IL7 are mediated by the binding of IL7 to the specific cell surface receptor. Diseases associated with CD127 dysfunction include severe combined immunodeficiency and T cell negative/B cell negative/NK positive severe combined immunodeficiency.
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