Description: The 3D12 monoclonal antibody reacts with human CCR7, also known as EBI-1 and CD197. CCR7 is a member of the G-protein-coupled chemokine receptor family with seven membrane-spanning domains and functions as a receptor for 6Ckine/SLC (secondary lymphoid-tissue chemokine), CCL19 and CCL21. CCR7 has been shown to be internalized via clathrin-coated pits and the majority recycled back to the plasma membrane. CCR7 is expressed on T cells and can be used to distinguish populations of naive from central and effector memory T cells. CCR7 has been shown to play a role in migration of memory T cells to inflamed tissue. Expression of CCR7 is also found on DC's. During DC maturation CCR7 expression increases and is thought to be involved in a variety of functions: chemotaxis to the lymph node, cellular architecture, rate of endocytosis, survival and maturation. Expression of CCR7 on the cell surface can be down regulated upon ligand binding.
Applications Reported: This 3D12 antibody has been reported for use in flow cytometric analysis.
Applications Tested: This 3D12 antibody has been pre-titrated and tested by flow cytometric analysis of normal human peripheral blood cells. This can be used at 5 µL (0.06 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 staining incubation time be increased to at least 45 minutes at 2-8°C for optimal staining.
PerCP-eFluor® 710 can be used in place of PE-Cy5, PE-Cy5.5 or PerCP-Cy5.5. PerCP-eFluor® 710 emits at 710 nm and is excited with the blue laser (488 nm). Please make sure that your instrument is capable of detecting this fluorochrome. For a filter configuration, we recommend using the 685 LP dichroic mirror and 710/40 band pass filter, however the 695/40 band pass filter is an acceptable alternative.
Our testing indicates that PerCP-eFluor® 710 conjugated antibodies are stable when stained samples are exposed to freshly prepared 2% formaldehyde overnight at 4°C, but please evaluate for alternative fixation protocols.
Excitation: 488 nm; Emission: 710 nm; Laser: Blue Laser.
Filtration: 0.2 µm post-manufacturing filtered.
CCR7 is a member of the G protein coupled receptor family, which is a subfamily of chemokines. CCR7 was identified to be induced by the Epstein Barr virus (EBV), and is thought to be a mediator of EBV effects on B lymphocytes. CCR7 has been reported to be expressed in blood, bone marrow, lymph node, and intestine. CCR7 is particularly expressed in lymphoid tissues and in activated B and T lymphocytes and has been shown to control the migration of memory T cells to inflamed tissues, as well as stimulate dendritic cell maturation. The chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 19 (CCL19/ECL) has been reported to be a specific ligand of this receptor. ESTs have been isolated from blood, embryo, lymph node, and thymus libraries. Receptors for the C - C chemokine family include CCR 1, CCR 2A, CCR 3, CCR 4, CCR 5 and the Duffy blood group antigen. The C-C receptors are important in the function of T cell chemotaxis and migration of phagocytic cells to sites of inflammation.
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Protein Aliases: BLR2; Bukitt's lymphoma receptor 2; C-C chemokine receptor type 7; C-C CKR-7; CC chemokine receptor 7; CD197; CDw197; chemokine (C-C motif) receptor 7; EBI1; EBV-induced G protein-coupled receptor 1; Epstein-Barr virus induced gene 1; Epstein-Barr virus-induced G-protein coupled receptor 1; lymphocyte-specific G protein-coupled peptide receptor; MIP-3 beta receptor
Gene Aliases: BLR2; CC-CKR-7; CCR-7; CCR7; CD197; CDw197; CMKBR7; EBI1; EVI1
UniProt ID: (Human) P32248
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 1236
Molecular Function: G-protein coupled receptor cell adhesion molecule cytokine receptor defense/immunity protein hydrolase immunoglobulin receptor superfamily immunoglobulin superfamily cell adhesion molecule phosphatase protein phosphatase receptor