Description: The APB5 monoclonal antibody reacts with the mouse CD140b molecule, the beta chain of the platelet derived growth factor receptor (PDGF receptor). PDGFRb 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. CD140b is expressed by embryonic tissues and mesenchymal-derived cells of the adult mouse tissues. The PDGFR beta chain is reported to play a significant role in formation of fibrous atherosclerotic lesions.
Applications Reported: The APB5 antibody has been reported for use in flow cytometric analysis and immunohistochemical staining of frozen tissue sections. It has also been reported in blocking of ligand binding. (Please use Functional Grade purified APB5, cat. 16-1402, in functional assays.).
Applications Tested: The APB5 antibody has been tested by flow cytometric analysis of NIH/3T3 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.
Purity: Greater than 90%, as determined by SDS-PAGE.
Aggregation: Less than 10%, as determined by HPLC.
Filtration: 0.2 µm post-manufacturing filtered.
PDGFRb 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. The gene is flanked on chromosome 5 by the genes for granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor and macrophage-colony stimulating factor receptor; all three genes may be implicated in the 5-q syndrome. A translocation between chromosomes 5 and 12, that fuses this gene to that of the translocation, ETV6, leukemia gene, results in chronic myeloproliferative disorder with eosinophilia.
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Protein Aliases: beta platelet-derived growth factor receptor; beta-type platelet-derived growth factor receptor; CD140 antigen-like family member B; JTK12; PDGF beta chain; PDGF Receptor beta; PDGF-R-beta; PDGFR; PDGFR-beta; PDGFR1; platelet-derived growth factor receptor 1; platelet-derived growth factor receptor beta; platelet-derived growth factor receptor beta variant 1
Gene Aliases: AI528809; CD140b; Pdgfr; PDGFR-1
Entrez Gene ID: (Mouse) 18596