Description: This 16F11 monoclonal antibody reacts with the extracellular domain of human and mouse Notch2, one of four members of the Notch family of receptors. Notch receptors are 300-kDa single-pass transmembrane proteins. While the extracellular domain contains numerous epidermal growth factor-like repeats for ligand binding, the intracellular domain is involved in cell signaling. Upon binding its membrane-bound ligand (either Delta or Jagged), the Notch receptor undergoes proteolytic cleavage, first by ADAM-family metalloproteases and then by gamma-secretase. The second cleavage event releases the Notch intracellular domain (NICD), which subsequently translocates into the nucleus, heterodimerizes with the DNA-binding protein RBP-J, recruits co-activator molecules, and ultimately activates transcription.
Notch2 is expressed on thymocytes (i.e., DN1 and DN2 subsets), activated peripheral T cells, and bone marrow. Moreover, expression of Notch2 has been reported to be altered in various cancers and lymphomas. In addition to its role in stem cell hematopoiesis, Notch2 plays a pivotal role in marginal zone B cell development. Notch2 also interacts with phosphorylated CREB1 to induce granzyme B transcription in cytotoxic T cells.
Applications Reported: This 16F11 antibody has been reported for use in flow cytometric analysis.
Applications Tested: This 16F11 antibody has been tested by flow cytometric analysis of 24-hour anti-CD3-stimulated mouse splenocytes. This can be used at less than or equal to 1 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.
Excitation: 488-561 nm; Emission: 578 nm; Laser: Blue Laser, Green Laser, Yellow-Green Laser.
Filtration: 0.2 µm post-manufacturing filtered.
The notch gene belongs to a family of epidermal growth factor (EGF) like homeotic genes, which encode transmembrane proteins with a variable number of cysteine-rich EGF-like repeats in the extracellular region. Four notch genes have been described in mammals: Notch1, Notch2, Notch3 and Notch4(Int-3), which have been implicated in the differentiation of the nervous system and other structures. The EGF-like proteins Delta and Serrate have been identified as ligands of Notch1. Mature Notch proteins are heterodimeric receptors derived from the cleavage of Notch pre-proteins into an extracellular subunit (NEC) containing multiple EGF-like repeats and a transmembrane subunit including intracellular region (Ntm).
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Protein Aliases: HJCYS; hN2; Motch B; N2ECD; N2ICD; Neurogenic locus notch homolog protein 2; Notch 2; Notch 2 extracellular truncation; Notch 2 intracellular domain; Notch gene homolog 2; Notch homolog 2
Gene Aliases: AGS2; AI853703; HJCYS; hN2; N2; NOTCH2