This product is preservative free. It is recommended to add sodium azide to avoid contamination (final concentration 0.05%-0.1%).
Recombinant rabbit monoclonal antibodies are produced using in vitro expression systems. The expression systems are developed by cloning in the specific antibody DNA sequences from immunoreactive rabbits. Then, individual clones are screened to select the best candidates for production. The advantages of using recombinant rabbit monoclonal antibodies include: better specificity and sensitivity, lot-to-lot consistency, animal origin-free formulations, and broader immunoreactivity to diverse targets due to larger rabbit immune repertoire.
This antibody has specificity for Mouse CD48/SLAMF2.
CD48 (Blast-1) belongs to the CD2 subset of the Ig superfamily that includes CD2, CD2F-10, CD58, CD84, CD150, CD229, CD244 and others. These molecules bind to the same or another members of the Ig family, thus mediating homotypic or heterotypic adhesion. CD48 is a GPI-anchored protein broadly expressed on hematopoietic cells and serves as a high affinity ligand for 2B4 and low affinity ligand for CD2. 2B4-CD48 interaction among NK cells and NK-T cells regulates cell proliferation. Further, signaling through CD48 results in eosinophil activation and CD48 expression is increased in several infectious diseases. CD48 is strongly expressed on lymphocytes and monocytes, weakly on granulocytes but is absent on platelets, fibroblasts, epithelium and endothelium. CD48 is one of marker for detecting the defects of GPI anchoring structure on the patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobulinuria (PNH) and serves as a low affinity ligand for CD2. 2B4-CD48 interaction may be involved in the pathology of allergic airway diseases and provide a pharmacological target for the treatment of diseases such as allergic rhinitis and asthma.
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Protein Aliases: BCM1 surface antigen; BLAST-1; CD48; CD48 antigen; CD48d; HM48-1; MRC OX-45 surface antigen; sCD 48; sCD48; sgp-60; Signaling lymphocytic activation molecule 2; SLAM family member 2; SLAMF2; soluble CD 48; soluble CD48
Gene Aliases: AI449234; AW610730; Bcm-1; BCM1; BLAST; BLAST-1; BLAST1; Cd48; MEM-102; Sgp-60; SLAMF2
UniProt ID: (Mouse) P18181
Entrez Gene ID: (Mouse) 12506