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CyFlow™ CD11a Biotin

CyFlow™ CD11a Biotin
Alternative Name: LFA-1
Antigen: CD11a
Application: Flow cytometry
Clonality: monoclonal
Clone: MEM-25
Field of Interest: Immunophenotyping
Format/Fluorochrome: Biotin
Isotype: IgG1
Regulatory Status: RUO
Source Species: Mouse
Target Species: Human
Product number: CB809014

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Concentration Unit mg/mL Concentration 1 Quantity 0.1 mg Volume 0.1 mL... more
CyFlow™ CD11a Biotin
Concentration Unitmg/mL
Concentration1
Quantity0.1 mg
Volume0.1 mL
ImmunogenLeukocytes of a patient suffering from LGL-type leukemia
Background InformationCD11a (LFA-1 α) together with CD18 constitute leukocyte function-associated antigen 1 (LFA-1), the αLβ2 integrin. CD11a is implicated in activation of LFA-1 complex. LFA-1 is expressed on the plasma membrane of leukocytes in a low-affinity conformation. Cell stimulation by chemokines or other signals leads to induction the high-affinity conformation, which supports tight binding of LFA-1 to its ligands, the intercellular adhesion molecules ICAM-1, -2, -3. LFA-1 is thus involved in interaction of various immune cells and in their tissue-specific settlement, but participates also in control of cell differentiation and proliferation and of T-cell effector functions. Blocking of LFA-1 function by specific antibodies or small molecules has become an important therapeutic approach in treatment of multiple inflammatory diseases. For example, humanized anti-LFA-1 antibody Efalizumab (Raptiva) is being used to interfere with T cell migration to sites of inflammation; binding of cholesterol-lowering drug simvastatin to CD11a allosteric site leads to immunomodulation and increase in lymphocytic cholinergic activity.
UsageThe reagent is designed for indirect immunofluorescence analysis by Flow Cytometry. Suggested working usage is 8.3·µg/ml. Indicated dilution is recommended starting point for use of this product, but working concentrations should be validated by the investigator.
Storage BufferThe reagent is provided in phosphate buffered saline (PBS) solution, pH ≈7.4, containing 0.09% (w/v) sodium azide.
StorageAvoid prolonged exposure to light. Store in the dark at 2-8°C. Do not freeze.
StabilityDo not use after expiration date stamped on vial label.
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