Description: The OKT9 monoclonal antibody reacts with human CD71, a 170-180 kDa type II transmembrane protein. CD71, the transferrin receptor, exists as a homodimer on the cell surface and is essential for cellular growth. CD71 is expressed by immature proliferating cells and at low levels on resting mature lymphocytes. Antigen or mitogen stimulation of T and B cells upregulates the expression of CD71.
Applications Reported: This OKT9 (OKT-9) antibody has been reported for use in flow cytometric analysis.
Applications Tested: This OKT9 (OKT-9) antibody has been pre-titrated and tested by flow cytometric analysis of stimulated normal human peripheral blood cells. 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.
Light sensitivity: This tandem dye is sensitive to photo-induced oxidation. Please protect this vial and stained samples from light.
Fixation: Samples can be stored in IC Fixation Buffer (cat. 00-8222) (100 µL cell sample + 100 µL IC Fixation Buffer) or 1-step Fix/Lyse Solution (cat. 00-5333) for up to 3 days in the dark at 4°C with minimal impact on brightness and FRET efficiency/compensation. Some generalizations regarding fluorophore performance after fixation can be made, but clone specific performance should be determined empirically.
Excitation: 488-561 nm; Emission: 775 nm; Laser: Blue Laser, Green Laser, Yellow-Green Laser.
Filtration: 0.2 µm post-manufacturing filtered.
Cellular uptake of iron occurs via receptor-mediated endocytosis of ligand-occupied transferrin receptor into specialized endosomes. Endosomal acidification leads to iron release. The apotransferrin-receptor complex is then recycled to the cell surface with a return to neutral pH and the concomitant loss of affinity of apotransferrin for its receptor. Transferrin receptor is necessary for development of erythrocytes and the nervous system. Serum transferrin receptor (sTfR) is used as a means of detecting erythropoietin (EPO) misuse by athletes and as a diagnostic test for anemias resulting from a number of conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, pregnancy, irritable bowel syndrome and in HIV patients.
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Protein Aliases: CD antigen CD71; CD71; p90; sTfR; T9; TR; Transferrin receptor protein 1; Transferrin receptor protein 1, serum form
Gene Aliases: CD71; IMD46; p90; T9; TFR; TFR1; TFRC; TR; TRFR
UniProt ID: (Human) P02786
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 7037
Molecular Function: metalloprotease