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Purified Rat Anti-Mouse CD44
Purified Rat Anti-Mouse CD44

Immunohistochemical staining of CD44 positive cells. Formalin-fixed paraffin sections of normal mouse spleen after antigen retrieval were reacted with the anti-CD44 antibody. CD44 positive cells can be identified by the brown labeling of their cell membranes. Amplification 20X.

Immunohistochemical staining of CD44 positive cells. Formalin-fixed paraffin sections of normal mouse spleen after antigen retrieval were reacted with the anti-CD44 antibody. CD44 positive cells can be identified by the brown labeling of their cell membranes. Amplification 20X.

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BD Pharmingen™
Pgp-1; Ly-24; H-CAM; HERMES; ECMR-III; Hyaluronate Receptor
Mouse (QC Testing)
Rat IgG2b, κ
Dexamethasone-induced, SJL mouse spontaneous myeloid leukemia M1 cells myeloid leukemia M1
Flow cytometry (Routinely Tested), Immunohistochemistry-formalin (antigen retrieval required), Immunohistochemistry-frozen (Tested During Development)
62.5 µg/ml
12505
AB_393732
Aqueous buffered solution containing BSA, goat serum, and ≤0.09% sodium azide.
RUO


Preparation And Storage

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

Recommended Assay Procedures

Immunohistochemistry: The IM7 antibody specific for mouse CD44 is recommended to test for immunohistochemical staining of formalin-fixed paraffin and acetone-fixed frozen sections. Antigen retrieval with BD Retrievagen A (Cat. No. 550524) is required for formalin-fixed paraffin sections. Tissues tested were mouse spleen and thymus. The antibody stains epithelial cell and T and b lymphocytes. The isotype control recommended for use with this antibody is purified rat IgG2b (Cat. No. 559478). For optimal indirect immunohistochemical staining, the IM7 antibody should be titrated (1:10 to 1:50 dilution) and visualized via a three-step staining procedure in combination with biotin conjugated anti-rat IgG 2b (Cat. No. 550327) as the secondary antibody and Streptavidin-HRP (Cat. No. 550946) together with the DAB detection system (Cat. No. 550880).

A detailed protocol of the immunohistochemical procedure is available at our website, http://www.bdbiosciences.com/support/resources

Product Notices

  1. Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
  2. 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.
  3. Source of all serum proteins is from USDA inspected abattoirs located in the United States.
  4. An isotype control should be used at the same concentration as the antibody of interest.
  5. This antibody has been developed for the immunohistochemistry application. However, a routine immunohistochemistry test is not performed on every lot. Researchers are encouraged to titrate the reagent for optimal performance.
  6. Please refer to www.bdbiosciences.com/us/s/resources for technical protocols.
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IM7

The IM7 antibody specifically recognizes an epitope on both alloantigens and all isoforms of the CD44 glycoprotein (Pgp-1, Ly-24). The standard form of CD44, lacking variable exons and referred to as CD44H or CD44s, is widely expressed on hematopoietic and non-hematopoietic cells. CD44 isoforms encoded by variable exons are expressed on epithelial cells, but only at low levels on most leukocytes. Mice with the Ly-24.1 alloantigen (e.g., BALB/c, CBA/J, DBA/1, DBA/2) have relatively large subsets of CD44H+ T lymphocytes, while Ly-24.2 strains (e.g., A, AKR, CBA/N, C3H/He, C57BL, C57BR, C57L, C58, NZB, SJL, SWR, 129) have fewer CD44H+ T cells. CD44 is a cell adhesion receptor, and its principal ligand, hyaluronate, is a common component of extracellular matrices. Differential glycosylation of CD44 influences its binding to hyaluronate.  Additional ligands include the cell surface form of CD74 and the cytokine osteopontin (Eta-1). Bone marrow- and thymus-derived progenitor cells capable of repopulating the thymus express CD44. In the periphery, the level of CD44 expression increases upon activation of B lymphocytes, CD4+ T cells, and CD8+ T cells; memory cells can be recognized by their CD44[hi] phenotype. The IM7 mAb inhibits established collagen-induced arthritis in DBA/1 mice. Moreover, it prevents CNS inflammation and clinical symptoms of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. In contrast, the same antibody exacerbates experimental autoimmune thyroiditis in CBA/J mice. The IM7 mAb recognizes a different epitope from that recognized by mAb KM114, and the antibody pair can be used in ELISA to detect soluble CD44. It has been observed that IM7 antibody crossreacts with human, dog, cat, horse, cow, and pig leukocytes. Anti-human CD44, clone G44-26, and IM7 antibody compete for binding to human peripheral blood lymphocytes.

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Purified
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.
Purified
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Citations & References
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