Description: This monoclonal antibody reacts with human Multidrug Resistant (MDR)-1, which is also known as P-glycoprotein (Pgp) and CD243. A 170-kDa transmembrane protein, MDR-1 is an ATP-dependent efflux pump for lipophilic compounds, including anti-cancer drugs. Expression of MDR-1 has been shown to correlate with multidrug resistance. In fact, tumor resistance to chemotherapy has been linked to MDR-1 expression in many cancers. MDR-1 is expressed in a variety of tissues, including the brain, kidney, liver, pancreas, and testes. Within the immune system, this molecule can be found on normal T, B, and natural killer cells, but not on monocytes.
This antibody has been reported to inhibit MDR1-mediated efflux.
Applications Reported: This UIC2 antibody has been reported for use in flow cytometric analysis.
Applications Tested: This UIC2 antibody has been pre-titrated and tested by flow cytometric analysis on multidrug resistant cell lines. This can be used at 5 µL (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.
Excitation: 488 nm; Emission: 520 nm; Laser: Blue Laser.
Filtration: 0.2 µm post-manufacturing filtered.
The membrane-associated protein encoded by this gene is a member of the superfamily of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters. ABC proteins transport various molecules across extra- and intra-cellular membranes. ABC genes are divided into seven distinct subfamilies (ABC1, MDR/TAP, MRP, ALD, OABP, GCN20, White). This protein is a member of the MDR/TAP subfamily. Members of the MDR/TAP subfamily are involved in multidrug resistance. The protein encoded by this gene is an ATP-dependent drug efflux pump for xenobiotic compounds with broad substrate specificity. It is responsible for decreased drug accumulation in multidrug-resistant cells and often mediates the development of resistance to anticancer drugs. This protein also functions as a transporter in the blood-brain barrier.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures. Not for resale without express authorization.
Protein Aliases: ATP-binding cassette sub-family B member 1; ATP-binding cassette, sub-family B (MDR/TAP), member 1; ATP-dependent translocase ABCB1; CD243; colchicin sensitivity; doxorubicin resistance; Multidrug resistance protein 1; P-glycoprotein 1; Phospholipid transporter ABCB1
Gene Aliases: ABC20; ABCB1; CD243; CLCS; GP170; MDR1; P-GP; PGY1
UniProt ID: (Human) P08183
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 5243
Molecular Function: ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter