Description: The APA5 monoclonal antibody reacts with the mouse CD140a molecule, the alpha chain of the platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGF receptor). PDGFRa is a receptor tyrosine kinase that forms dimers on the surface upon ligand binding and phosphorylates substrates. Dimers of PDGFR consist of either homodimers of alpha/alpha, beta/beta, or heterodimers of alpha/beta and serve as a substrate for its kinase activity. CD140a is expressed by embryonic tissues and mesenchymal-derived cells of the adult mouse tissues.
Applications Reported: This APA5 antibody has been reported for use in flow cytometric analysis.
Applications Tested: This APA5 antibody has been tested by flow cytometric analysis of NIH/3T3 cells. This may be used at less than or equal to 0.125 µg per test. A test is defined as the amount (µg) of an 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
PDGFRA is a cell surface tyrosine kinase receptor for members of the platelet-derived growth factor family. These growth factors are mitogens for cells of mesenchymal origin. The identity of the growth factor bound to a receptor monomer determines whether the functional receptor is a homodimer or a heterodimer, composed of both platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha and beta polypeptides. Studies in knockout mice, where homozygosity is lethal, indicate that the alpha form of the platelet-derived growth factor receptor is particularly important for kidney development since mice heterozygous for the receptor exhibit defective kidney phenotypes.
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Protein Aliases: Alpha platelet-derived growth factor receptor; Alpha platelet-derived growth factor receptor precursor (PDGF-R-alpha); Alpha-type platelet-derived growth factor receptor; CD140 antigen-like family member A; CD140a; MGC74795; OTTHUMP00000218656; PDGF A-chain; PDGF alpha chain; PDGF Receptor alpha; PDGF-R-alpha; pdgfr-a; PDGFR-alpha; Platelet-derived growth factor alpha receptor; Platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha
Gene Aliases: AI115593; CD140a; Pdgfr-2; Pdgfra
UniProt ID: (Mouse) P26618
Entrez Gene ID: (Mouse) 18595
Molecular Function: transmembrane signal receptor