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.
It is recommended that the staining incubation time be increased to at least 45 minutes at 2-8°C for optimal staining.
Applications Reported: This 3D12 antibody has been reported for use in flow cytometric analysis.
Applications Tested: This 3D12 antibody has been pre-diluted and tested by flow cytometric analysis of normal human peripheral blood cells. This may be used at 5 µL (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.
Super Bright 645 is a tandem dye that can be excited with the violet laser line (405 nm) and emits at 645 nm. We recommend using a 660/20 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°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: 645 nm; Laser: Violet Laser
Super Bright Polymer Dyes are sold under license from Becton, Dickinson and Company.
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