Description: This 13F12F2 monoclonal antibody reacts with human killer cell lectin-like receptor subfamily G, member 1 (KLRG1), a type II transmembrane inhibitor receptor of the C-type lectin superfamily that contains an ITIM domain. This inhibitory receptor is expressed on subsets of gamma-delta T cells, NK (CD56dim), CD8+ and CD4+ T Cells. KLRG1 is expressed primarily by cells with an effector/memory phenotype that are short-lived, but capable of immediate effector cell function. Cadherin-E, -N, and -R are ligands for KLRG1. Cadherin/KLRG1 interaction inhibits cytolytic activity and proliferation. The percentage of KLRG1 positive cells can vary considerably, depending on antigen experience.
The clones 13F12F2 and 13A2 appear to recognize a similar epitope based on cross-blocking studies.
Applications Reported: This 13F12F2 antibody has been reported for use in flow cytometric analysis.
Applications Tested: This 13F12F2 antibody has been pre-titrated and tested by flow cytometric analysis of normal human peripheral blood cells. This can be used at 5 µL (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.
PerCP-eFluor® 710 emits at 710 nm and is excited with the blue laser (488 nm); it can be used in place of PerCP-Cyanine5.5. We recommend using a 710/50 bandpass filter, however, the 695/40 bandpass filter is an acceptable alternative. Please make sure that your instrument is capable of detecting this fluorochrome.
Light sensitivity: This tandem dye is sensitive to photo-induced oxidation. Please protect this vial and stained samples from light.
Fixation: Samples can be stored in IC Fixation Buffer (cat. 00-8222) (100 µL of cell sample + 100 µL of IC Fixation Buffer) or 1-step Fix/Lyse Solution (cat. 00-5333) for up to 3 days in the dark at 4°C with minimal impact on brightness and FRET efficiency/compensation. Some generalizations regarding fluorophore performance after fixation can be made, but clone specific performance should be determined empirically.
Excitation: 488 nm; Emission: 710 nm; Laser: Blue Laser.
Filtration: 0.2 µm post-manufacturing filtered.
KLRG1 (Killer cell lectin-like receptor G1, MAFA, 2F1-Ag) is a homodimeric member of the lectin-like type 2 transmembrane receptor family whose members contain characteristic immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibitory motifs (ITIMs) in their cytoplasmic domains. These ITIMs interact with the SH2 domains of protein phosphatases such as SHP-1. KLRG1 is an inhibitory receptor that is expressed on natural killer (NK) cells and certain T cells. NK cells are involved in the lysis of tumor cells and virus-infected cells, and mediate humoral and cell-mediated immune responses.
Protein Aliases: C-type lectin domain family 15 member A; C-type lectin domain family 15, member A; ITIM-containing receptor MAFA-L; Killer cell lectin-like receptor subfamily G member 1; killer cell lectin-like receptor subfamily G, member 1; MAFA-like receptor; Mast cell function-associated antigen; mast cell function-associated antigen (ITIM-containing); natural killer cell receptor
Gene Aliases: 2F1; CLEC15A; KLRG1; MAFA; MAFA-2F1; MAFA-L; MAFA-LIKE; MAFAL
UniProt ID: (Human) Q96E93
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 10219
Molecular Function: transmembrane signal receptor