|Flow Cytometry (Flow)||Assay Dependent|
|Miscellaneous PubMed (MISC)||See 1 publications below|
|Flow Cytometry (Flow)||See 3 publications below|
|Host / Isotype||Rat / IgG2b|
|Immunogen||Con A-stimulated BALB/c splenic T cells|
|Excitation/Emission Profile||View spectra|
|Storage buffer||PBS with 4mg/ml BSA|
|Contains||0.1% sodium azide|
|Storage conditions||4° C, store in dark|
The CD8 antigen is a cell surface glycoprotein found on most cytotoxic T lymphocytes that mediates efficient cell-cell interactions within the immune system. The CD8 antigen acts as a corepressor with the T-cell receptor on the T lymphocyte to recognize antigens displayed by an antigen presenting cell (APC) in the context of class I MHC molecules. The coreceptor functions as either a homodimer composed of two alpha chains, or as a heterodimer composed of one alpha and one beta chain. Both alpha and beta chains share significant homology to immunoglobulin variable light chains. This gene encodes the CD8 alpha chain isoforms. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.
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Protein Aliases: CD8; CD8a; Leu-2; Lyt-2.1 lymphocyte differentiation antigen (AA at 100); MAL; T-cell surface glycoprotein CD8 alpha chain; T-cell surface glycoprotein Lyt-2
Gene Aliases: BB154331; Cd8a; Ly-2; Ly-35; Ly-B; Lyt-2; Lyt2
UniProt ID: (Mouse) P01731
Entrez Gene ID: (Mouse) 12525
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