Description: The W6/32 monoclonal antibody reacts with the human major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I, HLA-A, B, C. MHC class I antigens associated with beta 2-microglobulin are expressed by all human nucleated cells and are central in cell-mediated immune response and tumor surveillance. W6/32 mAb recognizes a non-polymorphic epitope shared among products of the HLA-A, B, and C loci and immunoprecipitates both 43 kDa and 11-12 kDa chains. Crossreactivity is also seen in baboon, rhesus and cynomolgus monkey.
Applications Reported: This W6/32 antibody has been reported for use in flow cytometric analysis, immunoprecipitation, and immunohistology staining of frozen tissue sections.
Applications Tested: The W6/32 antibody has been tested by flow cytometric analysis of normal human peripheral blood cells. 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.
HLA-class I antigens are widely distributed on human nucleated cells. The intensity of HLA-ABC maybe altered in pathological states e.g. malignant cells may lose HLA-ABC, whereas hepatocytes in alcoholic hepatitis, biliary cirrhosis and chronic active hepatitis may show enhanced expression of HLA-ABC.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures. Not for resale without express authorization.
Protein Aliases: A29 protein; antigen presenting molecule; H-2K; H-2K(d); H2-K; HLA A; HLA class I antigen; HLA class I histocompatibility antigen, A alpha chain; HLA class I histocompatibility antigen, A-30 alpha chain; HLA class I histocompatibility antigen, A-33 alpha chain; HLA class I histocompatibility antigen, A-74 alpha chain; HLA locus; HLA-A; HLA-A locus alpha 2 domain; HLA-A null; HLA-Aw33.1; Human leukocyte antigen A; leukocyte antigen class I-A; MCH class I antigen; MGC184092; MGC7052; MHC class 1 antigen; MHC class I anti; MHC Class I antigen; MHC class I antigen A*30; MHC class I antigen A*33; MHC class I antigen A*74; MHC class I antigen heavy chain; MHC class I antigen HLA-A heavy chain; MHC class I antigen HLA-A33; MHC class I antigen null protein; MHC class I antigene; MHC class II antigen; MHC classI antigen; truncated MHC class I antigen
Gene Aliases: Aw-33; Aw-74; HLA-A; HLA-A11; HLA-A33; HLA-DQB1; HLA-DRB1; HLAA
UniProt ID: (Human) Q95377
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 3105