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Purified Rat Anti-Mouse CD18
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BD Pharmingen™
Cd18; ITGB2; Integrin β2 chain
Mouse (QC Testing)
Rat IgG2a, κ
Mouse CTL glycoproteins
Flow cytometry (Routinely Tested), Immunohistochemistry-formalin (antigen retrieval required), Immunohistochemistry-frozen (Tested During Development), Blocking, Immunoprecipitation, Stimulation, Western blot (Reported)
0.5 mg/ml
Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.

Preparation And Storage

Store undiluted at 4°C. The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography. The polyclonal antibody was purified from antiserum by negative adsorption and affinity chromatography.

Recommended Assay Procedures

The alternative anti-CD18 mAb GAME-46 (Cat. No. 555280) is reported to block in vitro adhesion of LFA-1-expressing cells to the ligands ICAM-1, ICAM-2, and ICAM-3 and of Mac-1-expressing cells to ICAM-1, C3bi, and fibrinogen.

Product Notices

  1. Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
  2. An isotype control should be used at the same concentration as the antibody of interest.
  3. Caution: Sodium azide yields highly toxic hydrazoic acid under acidic conditions. Dilute azide compounds in running water before discarding to avoid accumulation of potentially explosive deposits in plumbing.
  4. Sodium azide is a reversible inhibitor of oxidative metabolism; therefore, antibody preparations containing this preservative agent must not be used in cell cultures nor injected into animals. Sodium azide may be removed by washing stained cells or plate-bound antibody or dialyzing soluble antibody in sodium azide-free buffer. Since endotoxin may also affect the results of functional studies, we recommend the NA/LE (No Azide/Low Endotoxin) antibody format, if available, for in vitro and in vivo use.
  5. Please refer to for technical protocols.
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Antibody Details
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The M18/2 antibody specifically recognizes the common β2 chain of LFA-1 (CD11a/CD18, αLβ2 integrin), Mac-1 (CD11b/CD18, αMβ2 integrin), and gp150, 95 (CD11c/CD18, αXβ2 integrin). Expression of CD18 is limited to leukocytes, where it is widely distributed in consort with the three integrin α chains (CD11a, CD11b, and CD11c). Among splenocytes, NK cells have the highest density of CD18, and T lymphocytes express a higher density than the remaining cells. The β2 integrins are important mediators of leukocyte-endothelium interactions. It has been reported that M18/2 antibody blocks in vivo metastasis of the LB lymphoma to the spleen and that it blocks in vitro formation of aggregates of LB cells and splenocytes. However, other reports indicate that mAb M18/2 has no effect on CTL-mediated killing, adherence of C3bi-sensitized erythrocytes to Mac-1, antigen-specific binding of T cells to antigen-producing cells, or rejection of cardiac allografts. Recent in vitro studies indicate that M18/2 antibody stimulates adhesion of Mac-1 to its ligands C3bi and ICAM-1, and it stimulates adhesion of LFA-1 to ICAM-1, but it has no effect upon the interactions of LFA-1 with ICAM-2 nor ICAM-3.

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Tissue culture supernatant is purified by either protein A/G or affinity purification methods. Both methods yield antibody in solution that is free of most other soluble proteins, lipids, etc. This format provides pure antibody that is suitable for a number of downstream applications including: secondary labeling for flow cytometry or microscopy, ELISA, Western blot, etc.
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Citations & References
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View product citations for antibody "557437" on CiteAb

Development References (8)

  1. Driessens MH, van Hulten P, Zuurbier A, La Riviere G, Roos E. Inhibition and stimulation of LFA-1 and Mac-1 functions by antibodies against murine CD18. Evidence that the LFA-1 binding sites for ICAM-1, -2, and -3 are distinct. J Leukoc Biol. 1996; 60(6):758-765. (Clone-specific: Blocking, Stimulation). View Reference
  2. Ishida Y, Chused TM, Murakami S, Abe R. Antigen-specific cell conjugate formation and long-lasting calcium responses in recognition of Mls cellular superantigen by cloned murine T lymphocytes. Cell Immunol. 1994; 155(2):414-427. (Clone-specific: Blocking, Stimulation). View Reference
  3. Isobe M, Yagita H, Okumura K, Ihara A. Specific acceptance of cardiac allograft after treatment with antibodies to ICAM-1 and LFA-1. Science. 1992; 255(5048):1125-1127. (Biology). View Reference
  4. Sanchez-Madrid F, Simon P, Thompson S, Springer TA. Mapping of antigenic and functional epitopes on the alpha- and beta-subunits of two related mouse glycoproteins involved in cell interactions, LFA-1 and Mac-1. J Exp Med. 1983; 158(2):586-602. (Immunogen: Immunoprecipitation, Western blot). View Reference
  5. Springer TA. Adhesion receptors of the immune system. Nature. 1990; 346(6283):425-434. (Biology). View Reference
  6. Springer TA. Traffic signals for lymphocyte recirculation and leukocyte emigration: the multistep paradigm. Cell. 1994; 76(2):301-314. (Biology). View Reference
  7. Zahalka MA, Naor D. Beta 2-integrin dependent aggregate formation between LB T cell lymphoma and spleen cells: assessment of correlation with spleen invasiveness. Int Immunol. 1994; 6(6):917-924. (Clone-specific: Blocking, Stimulation). View Reference
  8. Zahalka MA, Okon E, Naor D. Blocking lymphoma invasiveness with a monoclonal antibody directed against the beta-chain of the leukocyte adhesion molecule (CD18). J Immunol. 1993; 150(10):4466-4477. (Clone-specific: Blocking, Stimulation). View Reference
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