Description: The 8A7 monoclonal antibody reacts with the human BAFF receptor, also known as B lymphocyte stimulator (BLyS protein) receptor, which is expressed on B cells. The ligand for this receptor, BAFF (B cell-activating factor of the TNF family) is a B cell survival factor and regulates CD21/35 and CD23 expression. Interaction of this ligand with its receptor causes elevated CD21/35 and CD23 expression, whereas receptor blockade has been shown to down-modulate expression.
Applications Reported: The 8A7 antibody has been reported for use in flow cytometric analysis, immunoblotting (WB), and immunohistochemical staining. It has also been reported for use in functional assays. (Please use Functional Grade purified 8A7, cat. 16-9117, in functional assays.).
Applications Tested: The 8A7 antibody has been tested by flow cytometric analysis of normal human peripheral blood cells. This can be used at less than or equal to 0.25 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.
The protein encoded by this gene is a cytokine that belongs to the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) ligand family. This cytokine is a ligand for receptors TNFRSF13B/TACI, TNFRSF17/BCMA, and TNFRSF13C/BAFFR. This cytokine is expressed in B cell lineage cells, and acts as a potent B cell activator. It has been also shown to play an important role in the proliferation and differentiation of B cells.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures. Not for resale without express authorization.
Protein Aliases: B cell-activating factor receptor; B-cell-activating factor receptor; BAFF receptor; BAFF-R; BAFFR; BLyS receptor 3; BR3; CD268; TNFRSF13C; Tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily member 13C; tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily, member 13C
Gene Aliases: BAFF-R; BAFFR; BR3; BROMIX; CD268; CVID4; prolixin; TNFRSF13C
UniProt ID: (Human) Q96RJ3
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 115650