Description: The TEK4 monoclonal antibody reacts with mouse Tie-2, also known as CD202. A member of the tyrosine kinase receptor family, Tie-2 is expressed on endothelial and a subset of hematopoietic cells and is believed to play a role in both angiogenesis and hematopoiesis during development of the mouse embryo. In fetal liver and adult bone marrow, Tie-2 is expressed by a subpopulation of hematopoietic progenitor cells characterized as Lineage markers^-, c-Kit^+, Sca1^+ cells. Long-term multilineage repopulating cells were detected in Tie-2^+, Lineage^-, c-Kit^+, Sca1^+ cells but not in Tie-2^-, Lineage^-, c-Kit^+, Sca1^+ cells.
Applications Reported: This TEK4 antibody has been reported for use in flow cytometric analysis, and immunohistology staining of frozen tissue sections.
Applications Tested: The TEK4 antibody has been tested by blocking of staining with fluorochrome conjugated TEK4 on mouse bone marrow cells. This can be used at less than or equal to 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. It is recommended that the antibody be carefully titrated for optimal performance in the assay of interest.
Purity: Greater than 90%, as determined by SDS-PAGE.
Aggregation: Less than 10%, as determined by HPLC.
Filtration: 0.2 µm post-manufacturing filtered.
TIE2, also known as TEK tyrosine kinase, TIE2 gene is mapped to 9p21.2. This gene encodes a receptor that belongs to the protein tyrosine kinase Tie2 family. The encoded protein possesses a unique extracellular region that contains two immunoglobulin-like domains, three epidermal growth factor (EGF)-like domains and three fibronectin type III repeats. The ligand angiopoietin-1 binds to this receptor and mediates a signaling pathway that functions in embryonic vascular development. Immunoblotting showed that TIE2 expression was increased by thyroid-stimulating hormone and agents that increased intracellular cAMP. HSCs expressing the receptor tyrosine kinase TIE2 are quiescent and antiapoptotic and comprise a side population of HSCs that adhere to osteoblasts in the bone marrow niche.
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Protein Aliases: Angiopoietin-1 receptor; CD202b; CD202b antigen; EC 2.7.10; EC 22.214.171.124; Endothelial tyrosine kinase; HYK; mTIE2; p140 TEK; STK1; TEKT1; Tunica interna endothelial cell kinase; Tyrosine kinase with Ig and EGF homology domains-2; Tyrosine-protein kinase receptor TEK; Tyrosine-protein kinase receptor TIE-2
Gene Aliases: AA517024; Cd202b; Hyk; STK1; Tek; Tie-2; Tie2
UniProt ID: (Mouse) Q02858
Entrez Gene ID: (Mouse) 21687
Molecular Function: transmembrane signal receptor