|Tested species reactivity||Human|
|Host / Isotype||Mouse / IgG2a|
|Immunogen||Crude thymus membrane fraction.|
|Storage buffer||PBS, pH 7.4|
|Contains||15mM sodium azide|
|Storage Conditions||4° C, do not freeze|
|Tested Applications||Dilution *|
|Flow Cytometry (Flow)||Assay Dependent|
|Immunoprecipitation (IP)||Assay Dependent|
* 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.
The CD8 T cell coreceptor (monomer approx. 32-34 kDa) is expressed as alpha/beta heterodimer on majority of MHC I-restricted conventional T cells and thymocytes and as alpha/alpha homodimer on subsets of memory T cells, intraepithelial lymphocytes, NK cells and dendritic cells. Regulation of CD8 beta level on T cell surface seems to be an important mechanism to control their effector function. Assembly of CD8 alpha-beta but not alpha-alpha dimers is connected with formation or localization to the lipid rafts. Recruiting triggered TCR complexes to these membrane microdomains as well as affinity of TCR to MHC I is modulated by CD8, thereby affecting the functional diversity of the TCR signaling.
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