Description: The M5/114.15.2 monoclonal antibody reacts with the mouse major histocompatibility complex class II, both I-A and I-E subregion-encoded glycoproteins (I-A b, I-A d, I-A q, I-E d, I-E k, not I-A f, I-A k, or I-A s). It detects a polymorphic determinant present on B cells, monocytes, macrophages, dendritic cells, and activated T lymphocytes from mice carrying the H-2 b, H-2 d, H-2 q, H-2 p, H-2 r and H-2 u but not from mice carrying the H-2 s or H-2 f haplotypes. The M5/114 mAb is reported to inhibit I-A-restricted T cell responses of the H-2 b, H-2 d, H-2 q, H-2 u but not H-2 f, H-2 k, or H-2 s haplotypes.
Applications Reported: This M5/114.15.2 antibody has been reported for use in flow cytometric analysis, immunoprecipitation, immunoblotting (WB), immunohistology staining of frozen tissue sections, immunohistology staining of paraffin embedded tissue sections and in vitro blocking of T cell proliferative responses. (Please use Functional Grade purified M5/114.15.2, cat.16-4321, in functional assays.).
Applications Tested: The M5/114.15.2 antibody has been tested by flow cytometric analysis of mouse splenocytes and can be used at less than or equal to 0.125 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.
MHC (major histocompatibility complex) class II molecules are transmembrane glycoproteins expressed on the surface of professional antigen-presenting cells, such as macrophages, dendritic cells and B cells. Before their exposition on the cell surface, the MHC class II molecules react with endocytosed exogenous antigens, which are then presented to the T cells. The antigen-binding grove between MHC class II alpha and beta chain is open at both ends and is 15-24 amino acid residues long.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures. Not for resale without express authorization.
Protein Aliases: cell surface glycoprotein; H-2 class II histocompatibility antigen, A beta chain; H-2 class II histocompatibility antigen, I-E beta chain; histocompatibility 2, class II antigen A, beta 1; I-Ab; I-Ad; I-Aq; I-E beta MHC class II; I-Ed; I-Ek; major histocompatibility complex class II beta chain; major histocompatibility complex H-2E beta chain; MHC class 2; MHC class II antigen A beta; MHC class II glygoproteins; MHC class II H2-IA-beta-psi; MHC class II IE-b; MHC H2-IE-beta cell surface glycoprotein; response to metastatic cancers 1
Gene Aliases: Abeta; AI845868; H-2Ab; H-2Eb; H2-Ab; H2-Ab1; H2-iabeta; H2Eb; I-Abeta; Ia-2; Ia-4; Ia2; Ia4; IAb; Rmcs1
UniProt ID: (Mouse) P14483