MA1-70064 detects I-Ab in mouse samples.
MA1-70064 has been successfully used in flow cytometry procedures.
The MA1-70064 immunogen is C3H.SW spleen.
I-Ab (H2-Ab1, histocompatibility 2, class II antigen A, beta 1) is an MHC class II heterodimer molecule of non-covalently associated alpha (31-34 kDa) and beta (26-29 kDa) chains. Major histocompatibility complex class II antigen presentation requires the participation of lysosomal proteases in two convergent processes. First, the antigens endocytosed by the antigen presenting cells must be broken down into antigenic peptides. Second, class II molecules are synthesized with their peptide-binding site blocked by invariant chain (Ii), and they aquire the capacity to bind antigens only after Ii has been degraded in the compartments where peptides reside. MHC class II molecules present exogenously derived antigen to CD4+ T lymphocytes, which are usually T helper cells. CD4 interacts with non-polymorphic residues of MHC class II. H2-Ab1 heterodimer chains alpha (DQA) and beta (DQB) are both anchored in the membrane. H2-Ab1 plays a central role in the immune system by presenting peptides derived from extracellular proteins. Class II molecules are expressed in antigen presenting cells (APC: B lymphocytes, dendritic cells, macrophages). The beta chain contains 6 exons. Exon one encodes the leader peptide, exons 2 and 3 encode the two extracellular domains, exon 4 encodes the transmembrane domain and exon 5 encodes the cytoplasmic tail. Within the DQ molecule both the alpha chain and the beta chain contain the polymorphisms specifying the peptide binding specificities, resulting in up to 4 different molecules. Typing for polymorphisms is routinely done for bone marrow transplantation.
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Protein Aliases: CELIAC1; DADB-249P12.2; H-2 class II histocompatibility antigen, A beta chain; H-2Eb; H2Eb; histocompatibility 2, class II antigen A, beta 1; HLA-DQB; Ia-4; Ia4; IDDM1; major histocompatibility complex class II beta chain; MGC163794; MGC163796; MHC class II antigen A beta; MHC class II H2-IA-beta-psi; response to metastatic cancers 1
Gene Aliases: Abeta; AI845868; H-2Ab; H2-Ab; H2-Ab1; H2-iabeta; I-Abeta; Ia-2; Ia2; IAb; Rmcs1
UniProt ID: (Mouse) P14483
Entrez Gene ID: (Mouse) 14961