Description: The 2B11 monoclonal antibody reacts with mouse and human CXCR4, also known as CD184, Fusin, LESTR, or HUMSTR. Fusin is a member of the G-protein-coupled chemokine receptor family with seven membrane-spanning domains, and functions as a coreceptor for X4 HIV-1 entry into CD4+ cells. In addition it has been shown to play a role in lymphocyte migration. The ligand for CXCR4 is SDF1. CXCR4 is required for maintenance of granulocyte progenitors in the bone marrow and essential for B cell development. Expression of CXCR4 is different between mice and human. In the thymus CXCR4 is restricted to CD4+CD8+ cells while in the spleen predominant expression is found on B lymphocytes.
The monoclonal antibody 2B11 recognizes the amino terminus of CXCR4 and has been reported to have functional activity; it does not block SDF1a but causes internalization of the receptor.
Applications Reported: This 2B11 antibody has been reported for use in flow cytometric analysis.
Applications Tested: This 2B11 antibody has been tested by flow cytometric analysis of mouse thymocytes. This may 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. Please protect this vial and stained samples from light.
Fixation: Samples can be stored in IC Fixation Buffer (Product # 00-8222) (100 µL of cell sample + 100 µL of IC Fixation Buffer) or 1-step Fix/Lyse Solution (Product # 00-5333) for up to 3 days in the dark at 4 degrees 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: 405 nm; Emission: 600 nm; Laser: Violet Laser
Super Bright Polymer Dyes are sold under license from Becton, Dickinson and Company.
Receptor for the C-X-C chemokine CXCL12/SDF-1 that transduces a signal by increasing intracellular calcium ion levels and enhancing MAPK1/MAPK3 activation. Acts as a receptor for extracellular ubiquitin; leading to enhanced intracellular calcium ions and reduced cellular cAMP levels. Involved in hematopoiesis and in cardiac ventricular septum formation. Also plays an essential role in vascularization of the gastrointestinal tract, probably by regulating vascular branching and/or remodeling processes in endothelial cells. Involved in cerebellar development. In the CNS, could mediate hippocampal-neuron survival. Acts as a coreceptor (CD4 being the primary receptor) for HIV-1 X4 isolates and as a primary receptor for some HIV-2 isolates. Promotes Env-mediated fusion of the virus. Binds bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) et mediates LPS-induced inflammatory response, including TNF secretion by monocytes.
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Protein Aliases: C-X-C chemokine receptor type 4; CD184; chemokine (C-X-C) receptor 4; chemokine receptor 4; CXC-R4; CXCR-4; Fusin; LESTR; Leukocyte-derived seven transmembrane domain receptor; leukocyte-expressed seven-transmembrane-domain; PB-CKR; Pre-B-cell-derived chemokine receptor; SDF-1 receptor; Stromal cell-derived factor 1 receptor
Gene Aliases: b2b220Clo; CD184; Cmkar4; Cxcr4; LESTR; PB-CKR; PBSF/SDF-1; Sdf1r
UniProt ID: (Mouse) P70658
Entrez Gene ID: (Mouse) 12767
Molecular Function: cell adhesion molecule cytokine receptor defense/immunity protein hydrolase immunoglobulin receptor superfamily immunoglobulin superfamily cell adhesion molecule phosphatase protein phosphatase receptor