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.
Our internal testing shows that NovaFluor Yellow 590 non-specifically stains B cells in SJL mice. Non-specific staining has not been observed in BALB/c or C57BL/6 mice. Other strains have not been tested. See the Antibody Testing Data for an example of this strain-dependent difference.
Applications Tested: This M5/114.15.2 antibody has been tested by flow cytometric analysis of mouse splenocytes. This may be used at less than or equal to 0.4 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.
NovaFluor dyes are not compatible with DNA intercalating viability dyes. Do not use viability dyes such as propidium iodide, 7-actinomycin D (7-AAD) and DAPI. Invitrogen LIVE/DEAD Fixable Dead Cell stains are recommended for use with NovaFluor dyes.
Each NovaFluor conjugate or kit is shipped with CellBlox Blocking Buffer. Use this buffer whenever staining with NovaFluor conjugates, including single-color compensation controls using cells. Whenever possible, we recommend adding CellBlox Blocking Buffer to antibody cocktails/master mixes prior to combining with cells. Add 5 µL per sample (regardless of the number of NovaFluors in your panel) to use the antibody cocktail as intended. For single-color controls, use 5 µL of CellBlox Blocking Buffer per 100µL of cell sample containing 10^3 to 10^8 cells.
Excitation: 552 nm; Emission: 592 nm; Laser: 561 nm (Yellow) Laser
NovaFluor conjugates are based on Phiton™ technology utilizing novel nucleic acid dye structures that allow for engineered fluorescent signatures with consideration for spillover and spread impacts. Learn more
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.
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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 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
Molecular Function: major histocompatibility complex protein