Description: The B3B4 monoclonal antibody reacts with mouse CD23, a 45 kDa type II transmembrane glycoprotein. CD23 is expressed on resting conventional B cells, and its expression is modulated upon B-cell activation. B-1 cell lineage (CD5+ B cells) does not express CD23. Soluble forms of the antigen have been reported to be biologically active. CD23 is a low affinity receptor for IgE and is thought to play a role in the regulation of IgE response and B-cell activation. CD21 is thought to bind to CD23.
Applications Reported: The B3B4 antibody has been reported for use in flow cytometric analysis, and immunohistochemical staining.
Applications Tested: The B3B4 antibody has been tested by flow cytometric analysis of mouse splenocytes. This can be used at less than or equal to 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. 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.
CD23 is a 45 kDa glycoprotein which is present on a subpopulation of freshly isolated peripheral blood and tonsil B cells and strongly expressed on EBV-transformed B lymphoblasts. The CD23 molecule is identical to the low affinity IgE receptor found on B cells. Expression of CD23 has been detected in neoplastic cells from cases of B cell chronic lymphocyctic leukaemia and some cases of centroblastic/centrocytic lymphoma. CD23 is present on a subpopulation of freshly isolated peripheral blood and tonsil B cells and strongly expressed on EBV-transformed B lymphoblasts. Functionally, CD23 is involved in B cell growth and differentiation, and IgE production. Further, CD23 has a soluble form that is a potent mitogenic factor. Diseases associated with CD23 dysfunction include chronic conjunctivitis and chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
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Protein Aliases: CD23; FC epsilon RII; Fc-epsilon-RII; FceRII; Low affinity immunoglobulin epsilon Fc receptor; low-affinity IgE receptor; Lymphocyte IgE receptor
Gene Aliases: CD23; Fce2; Fcer2; Fcer2a; Ly-42
UniProt ID: (Mouse) P20693
Entrez Gene ID: (Mouse) 14128
Molecular Function: membrane traffic protein