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.
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 1.0 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.
Super Bright 600 is a tandem dye that can be excited with the violet laser line (405 nm) and emits at 600 nm. We recommend using a 610/20 bandpass filter. Please make sure that your instrument is capable of detecting this fluorochrome.
When using two or more Super Bright dye-conjugated antibodies in a staining panel, it is recommended to use Super Bright Complete Staining Buffer (Product # SB-4401) to minimize any non-specific polymer interactions. Please refer to the datasheet for Super Bright Staining Buffer for more information.
Light sensitivity: This tandem dye is sensitive to photo-induced oxidation. Protect this vial and stained samples from light.
Fixation: Samples can be stored in IC Fixation Buffer (cat. 00-8222) (100 µL of cell sample + 100 µL of IC Fixation Buffer) or 1-step Fix/Lyse Solution (cat. 00-5333) for up to 3 days in the dark at 4°C with minimal impact on brightness and FRET efficiency/compensation. Some generalizations regarding fluorochrome performance after fixation can be made, but clone specific performance should be determined empirically.
Excitation: 405 nm; Emission: 600 nm; Laser: Violet Laser
Super Bright Polymer Dyes are sold under license from Becton, Dickinson and Company.
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; CD140b; CD140b antigen; PDGF beta chain; PDGF Receptor beta; PDGF-R-beta; PDGFR-1; PDGFR-beta; 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; Pdgfr1; Pdgfrb
UniProt ID: (Mouse) P05622
Entrez Gene ID: (Mouse) 18596
Molecular Function: transmembrane signal receptor