|Tested species reactivity||Human, Mouse|
|Host / Isotype||Rat / IgG2b, kappa|
|Storage buffer||PBS, pH 7.2, with 0.1% gelatin|
|Contains||0.09% sodium azide|
|Storage Conditions||4° C, store in dark, DO NOT FREEZE!|
|Tested Applications||Dilution *|
|Flow Cytometry (Flow)||0.5 µg/test|
* Suggested working dilutions are given as a guide only. It is recommended that the user titrate the product for use in their own experiment using appropriate negative and positive controls.
Description: The IM7 monoclonal antibody reacts with all isoforms of mouse CD44 (Pgp-1). CD44 is expressed by hematopoietic and non-hematopoietic cells. Bone marrow myeloid cells and memory T cells highly express this antigen and peripheral B and T cells can upregulate the expression of CD44. CD44 functions as an adhesion molecule through its binding to hyaluronate, an extracellular matrix component.
Applications Reported: The IM7 antibody has been reported for use in flow cytometric analysis.
Applications Tested: The IM7 antibody has been tested by flow cytometric analysis of mouse bone marrow cells and 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.
Excitation: 488 nm; Emission: 520 nm; Laser: Blue Laser
CD44 cell surface antigen is a 100kDa glycoprotein widely expressed on human leucocytes, white matter of the brain and by some epithelial cells of the intestine and breast. Several isoforms of CD44 exist, including the predominant CD44H isoform detected in many normal tissues. CD44 is a receptor for hyaluronic acid (HA) and is involved in cell-cell interactions, cell adhesion and migration. CD44 also participates in a wide variety of cellular functions including lymphocyte activation, recirculation and homing. CD44 expression may be up-regulated upon some carcinomas, and it has been speculated that this may be related to metastatic potential.
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