Description: The 15A7 monoclonal antibody reacts with mouse CD95 (Fas, Apo-1), a 40-50 kDa member of the TNFR superfamily. CD95 is expressed by a broad range of hematopoietic and non-hematopoietic cells including monocytes, neutrophils, activated lymphocytes and fibroblasts. Interaction of CD95 on mature lymphocytes with its ligand (FasL) induces apoptosis and is thought to be important in peripheral tolerance. 15A7 reacts with mouse CD95 in BALB/c strain and a bit more weakly in C57Bl/6 strain. 15A7 does not induce apoptosis of Fas-expressing cells.
Applications Reported: The 15A7 antibody has been reported for use in flow cytometric analysis.
Applications Tested: This 15A7 antibody has been tested by flow cytometric analysis of BALB/c splenocytes and thymocytes. This can be used at less than or equal to 1 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.
CD95 (Fas, APO-1), a 46 kDa transmembrane glycoprotein, is a cell death receptor of the TNFR superfamily. Stimulation of CD95 results in aggregation of its intracellular death domains, formation of the death-inducing signaling complex (DISC) and activation of caspases. In type I cells caspase 3 is activated by high amounts of caspase 8 generated at the DISC, in type II cells low concentration of caspase 8 activates pathway leading to the release of cytochrome c from mitochondria and activation of caspase 3 by cytochom c. Besides its roles in induction of apoptosis, Fas also triggers pro-inflammatory cytokine responses.
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Protein Aliases: Apo-1 antigen; Apoptosis-mediating surface antigen FAS; CD95; Fas (TNF receptor superfamily member); Fas antigen; FASLG receptor; lymphoproliferation; Tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily member 6
Gene Aliases: AI196731; APO1; APT1; CD95; Fas; lpr; TNFR6; Tnfrsf6
UniProt ID: (Mouse) P25446
Entrez Gene ID: (Mouse) 14102