Description: The PK136 monoclonal antibody reacts with mouse NK1.1, an antigen expressed by natural killer cells and a subset of T cells in the NK1.1 mouse strains including C57BL and NZB. Several commonly used laboratory mouse strains such as BALB/c, SJL, AKR, CBA, C3H and A do not express the NK1.1 antigen. For detection of NK cells in these strains the monoclonal antibody DX5 (Cat. No. 14-5971) should be used. Simultaneous staining of C57BL/6 spleen cells with PK136 and DX5 reveals coexpression of both markers by a majority of cells as well as presence of small populations of DX5+PK136- and DX5-PK136+ cells.
Applications Reported: This PK136 antibody has been reported for use in flow cytometric analysis.
Applications Tested: This PK136 antibody has been tested by flow cytometric analysis of mouse splenocytes. This can be used at less than or equal to 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. It is recommended that the antibody be carefully titrated for optimal performance in the assay of interest.
Light sensitivity: This tandem dye is sensitive 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 cell sample + 100 µL 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: 488-561 nm; Emission: 775 nm; Laser: Blue Laser, Green Laser, Yellow-Green Laser.
Filtration: 0.2 µm post-manufacturing filtered.
NK1.1 (Killer cell lectin-like receptor subfamily B, member 1, KLRB1, NKR-P1A, CD161, cluster of differentiation 161), refers to Natural Killer (NK) cells, lymphocytes that mediate cytotoxicity and secrete cytokines after immune stimulation. Several genes of the C-type lectin superfamily, including the rodent NKRP1 family of glycoproteins, are expressed by NK cells and may be involved in the regulation of NK cell function. The KLRB1 protein contains an extracellular domain with several motifs characteristic of C-type lectins, a transmembrane domain, and a cytoplasmic domain. The KLRB1 protein, NKR-P1A or CD161, is classified as a type II membrane protein because it has an external C terminus. NKR-P1A, the receptor encoded by the KLRB1 gene, recognizes Lectin Like Transcript-1 (LLT1) as a functional ligand.
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Protein Aliases: CD161 antigen-like family member B; CD161 antigen-like family member C; CD161b; CD161c; Inhibitory receptor NKR-P1B; killer cell lectin-like receptor subfamily A member 1C; killer cell lectin-like receptor subfamily B member 1B allele A; Killer cell lectin-like receptor subfamily B member 1B allele B; Killer cell lectin-like receptor subfamily B member 1C; killer cell lectin-like receptor subfamily B member 1D; KLRB1; Ly-55; ly-55b; Ly-55c; Ly-55d; Ly55; lymphocyte antigen 55 complex, locus B; lymphocyte antigen 55 complex, locus C; lymphocyte antigen 55 complex, locus D; lymphocyte antigen 55b; Lymphocyte antigen 55c; Lymphocyte antigen 55d; lymphocyte antigen 59; MGC163757; MGC163759; natural killer cell receptor protein NKR-P1B; natural killer cell receptor protein NKR-P1C; natural killer cell receptor-P1; Natural killer cell surface protein NKR-P1B allele B6; natural killer cell surface protein NKR-P1B allele SJL/BALB; Natural killer cell surface protein P1-40; natural killer cell-associated antigen 1; natural killer cells; nk cells; NK1.1; NKR-P1 34; NKR-P1 40; NKR-P1.9; NKR-P1C; NKR-P1D
Gene Aliases: AI462337; CD161; Klrb1b; Klrb1c; Klrb1d; ly-55c; Ly-59; Ly55b; Ly55c; Ly55d; Ly59; Nk-1; Nk-1.2; NK-RP1; Nk1; NK1.1; Nk1.2; NKR-P1.9; NKR-P1B; NKR-P1D; NKRP1; Nkrp1-b; NKRP140; Nkrp1b; Nkrp1c; Nkrp1d
Molecular Function: transmembrane signal receptor