Description: The 4SM15 monoclonal antibody reacts with the mouse CD8a molecule. CD8a is an approximately 32-34 kDa cell surface receptor expressed either as a heterodimer with the CD8 beta chain (CD8 alpha beta) or as a homodimer (CD8 alpha alpha). A majority of thymocytes and a subpopulation of mature alpha beta TCR T cells express CD8 alpha beta while gamma delta TCR T cells, a subpopulation of intestinal intraepithelial lymphocytes (IELs) and dendritic cells express CD8 alpha alpha. CD8 binds to MHC class I and through its association with protein tyrosine kinase p56lck plays a role in T cell development and activation of mature T cells.
Recent studies have shown the 4SM15 antibody recognizes and binds a non-CD8a epitope in neural tissue. The 4SM15 clone is not recommended for staining of mouse neural tissue. For additional information please contact our technical service (tech@eBioscience.com). For detection of mouse CD8a in FFPE mouse neural tissue please refer to alternate product Anti-Mouse CD8a Purified (cat. no 14-0195).
The 4SM15 monoclonal antibody is not recommended for immunohistochemistry of frozen mouse tissue. For detection of mouse CD8a using immunohistochemistry of frozen tissue please refer to alternate product Anti-Mouse CD8a Purified (cat. no. 14-0081).
Applications Reported: This 4SM15 antibody has been reported for use in flow cytometric analysis, microscopy, and immunohistochemical staining of formalin-fixed paraffin embedded tissue sections.
Applications Tested: This 4SM15 antibody has been tested by immunohistochemistry of formalin-fixed paraffin embedded mouse tissue using low or high pH antigen retrieval and can be used at less than or equal to 5 µg/mL. The 4SM15 antibody has been tested by flow cytometric analysis of mouse splenocytes and can be used at less than or equal to 0.25 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.
Purity: Greater than 90%, as determined by SDS-PAGE.
Aggregation: Less than 10%, as determined by HPLC.
Filtration: 0.2 µm post-manufacturing filtered.
CD8 molecule is composed of two chains termed alpha and beta. CD8 is found on a T cell subset of normal cytotoxic / suppressor cells which make up approximately 20 to 35% of human peripheral blood lymphocytes. The CD8 antigen is also detected on natural killer cells, 80% of thymocytes, on a subpopulation of 30% of peripheral blood null cells and 15 to 30% of bone marrow cells.
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Protein Aliases: CD8a; CD8alpha; CD8b; CD8beta; fCD8; Leu-2; leu-2a; Lymphocyte antigen 3; Lyt-2.1 lymphocyte differentiation antigen (AA at 100); T-cell membrane glycoprotein Ly-3; T-cell surface glycoprotein CD8 alpha chain; T-cell surface glycoprotein CD8 beta chain; T-cell surface glycoprotein Lyt-2; T-cell surface glycoprotein Lyt-3
Gene Aliases: BB154331; Cd8a; Cd8b; Cd8b1; Ly-2; Ly-3; Ly-35; Ly-B; Ly-C; Lyt-2; Lyt-3; Lyt2; Lyt3