For reconstitution, we recommend adding 100 µL distilled water to a final antibody concentration of about 1 mg/mL. To use this carrier-free antibody for conjugation experiments, we strongly recommend performing another round of desalting. (Zeba Spin Desalting Columns, 7KMWCO, 0.5 mL, Product # 89882)
HLA-DQA2 belongs to the HLA class II alpha chain family. The encoded protein forms a heterodimer with a class II beta chain. It is located in intracellular vesicles and plays a central role in the peptide loading of MHC class II molecules by helping to release the CLIP molecule from the peptide binding site. Class II molecules are expressed in antigen presenting cells (B lymphocytes, dendritic cells, macrophages) and are used to present antigenic peptides on the cell surface to be recognized by CD4 T-cells.
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Protein Aliases: DQ alpha 2; DX ALPHA; DX alpha chain; HLA class II histocompatibility antigen, DQ alpha 2 chain; HLA class II histocompatibility antigen, DQ(6) alpha chain; HLA DXA; HLA-DQA1; MHC class II DQA2
Gene Aliases: DX-ALPHA; HLA-DQA2; HLA-DXA
UniProt ID: (Human) P01906
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 3118
Molecular Function: major histocompatibility complex protein