Description: This B73.1 monoclonal antibody reacts with human CD16, a member of the Fc receptor family also known as Fc gamma RIIIa and Fc gamma RIIIb. This 50-65 kDa receptor is expressed on natural killer cells, neutrophils, monocytes, and macrophages. Crosslinking of CD16 in natural killer cells and monocytes results in activation of the MAPK and PI3K signaling pathways, thus regulating the production of TNF alpha, IL-6, and IL-1 beta.
This monoclonal antibody has been shown to block Fc receptor functions.
Applications Reported: This B73.1 (B73.1.1) antibody has been reported for use in flow cytometric analysis.
Applications Tested: This B73.1 (B73.1.1) antibody has been pre-titrated and tested by flow cytometric analysis of normal peripheral blood cells. This can be used at 5 µL (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.
Excitation: 488-561 nm; Emission: 578 nm; Laser: Blue Laser, Green Laser, Yellow-Green Laser.
Filtration: 0.2 µm post-manufacturing filtered.
CD16 (FCGR3A) is a 50-65 kDa cell surface molecule that exists in two forms - a transmembranous form expressed by NK cells and some T cells, and a phosphatidylinositol linked form expressed by granulocytes. CD16 is a low affinity receptor for IgG (FcR III), and is an important receptor mediating ADCC by NK cells. Human CD16 is expressed in two forms – FCGR3A and FCGR3B. FCGR3A is associated with the FcepsilonRI-gamma subunit and is responsible for antibody-dependent NK cell cytotoxicity. Mast cell FCGR3A is associated, with FcepsilonRI-beta subunit. Besides IgG, FCGR3A can be triggered also by oligomeric IgE. FCGR3B is a GPI-linked monomeric receptor expressed on neutrophils and is involved in their activation and induction of a pro-adhesive phenotype. Diseases associated with CD16 dysfunction include immunodeficiency 20 and systemic lupus erythematosus.
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Protein Aliases: CD16a; CD16a antigen; CD16b; CD32 receptor 2; Fc fragment of IgG low affinity IIIa receptor; Fc fragment of IgG, low affinity III, receptor for (CD16); Fc fragment of IgG, low affinity IIIa, receptor (CD16a); Fc fragment of IgG, low affinity IIIb, receptor (CD16b); Fc gamma receptor III-A; Fc gamma receptor IIIa; Fc gamma receptor IIIb; Fc-gamma receptor III-2 (CD 16); Fc-gamma receptor IIIb (CD 16); Fc-gamma receptor IIIb (CD16); Fc-gamma RIII; Fc-gamma RIII-alpha; Fc-gamma RIII-beta; Fc-gamma RIIIa; fc-gamma RIIIb; FCG2; FcgammaRIIIA; FCGR2; FCGR2A; FCGR2B; FCGR2C; FcR-10; FcRII-b; FcRII-c; IgG Fc receptor III-1; IgG Fc receptor III-2; immunoglobulin G Fc receptor III; Low affinity immunoglobulin gamma Fc region receptor III-A; Low affinity immunoglobulin gamma Fc region receptor III-B; neutrophil-specific antigen NA; RP11-5K23.1
Gene Aliases: CD16; CD16A; CD16B; FCG3; FCGR3; FCGR3A; FCGR3B; FCGRIII; FCR-10; FCRIII; FCRIIIA; FCRIIIb; IGFR3; IMD20
Molecular Function: cell adhesion molecule