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Biotin Rat Anti-Mouse CD132
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BD Pharmingen™
Il2rg; IL-2Rγ; Commin gamma chain; Common γ; gamma c receptor; γc
Mouse (QC Testing)
Rat WI, also known as Wistar (outbred) IgG2b, κ
Mouse IL-2Rγ Transfected Cell Line
Flow cytometry (Routinely Tested), Blocking, Neutralization (Reported)
0.5 mg/ml
Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.

Preparation And Storage

The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography. The antibody was conjugated with biotin under optimum conditions, and unreacted biotin was removed. Store undiluted at 4°C and protected from prolonged exposure to light. Do not freeze.

Recommended Assay Procedures

Suggested applications include immunofluorescent staining with flow cytometric analysis. An appropriate isotype control for the biotin-conjugated antibody is Cat. No. 553987. An appropriate format of the TUGm2 antibody for blocking and neutralization studies is Cat. No. 554469.

Product Notices

  1. Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
  2. Please refer to for technical protocols.
  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.
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Antibody Details
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The TUGm2 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD132, which is also known as, the common γ subunit (γc). The γc chain subunit is shared by the IL-2, IL-4, IL-7, IL-9, and IL-15 receptor complexes. The γc receptor is expressed constitutively at low levels by most lymphocytes, myeloid cells, embryonic thymocytes, and lymphoid cell lines. The γc receptor is a 75-80 kD transmembrane glycoprotein which mediates signal transducing activities of cytokine receptor complexes with which it is associated. TUGm2 antibody can significantly block the binding of and proliferative response to IL-4 by CTLL-2 cells. It can also inhibit binding to high-affinity IL-2 receptors expressed by CTLL-2 cells. By itself, the TUGm2 antibody reportedly fails to significantly inhibit CTLL-2 proliferative responses to IL-2. However, when added along with TM-β1 (Cat. No. 553359), specific for the mouse IL-2Rβ chain, TUGm2 was shown to synergistically reduce IL-2-driven CTLL-2 proliferative responses. TUGm2 can reduce the IL-7-induced proliferation of Con A-activated mouse splenocytes and the IL-7 responsive pre-B cell line, IxN/2b.

This antibody is routinely tested by flow cytometric analysis. Other applications were tested at BD Biosciences Pharmingen during antibody development only or reported in the literature.

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Format Details
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Biotin is a ubiquitous co-factor (also known as Vitamin B7) that has many properties that make it extremely useful for molecular biology. Biotin has an extremely high affinity for the Avidin family of proteins (Kd = 10-15 M), making it the perfect tool to link two molecules. Biotin labeled antibodies can be combined with any number of Avidin-conjugated probes in order to customize an assay to a particular need. This is especially useful in the case of magnetic cell separation using streptavidin/magnetic bead conjugates, or in the case of flow cytometry using streptavidin/fluorophore conjugates.
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Citations & References
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Development References (3)

  1. Guesdon JL, Ternynck T, Avrameas S. The use of avidin-biotin interaction in immunoenzymatic techniques. J Histochem Cytochem. 1979; 27(8):1131-1139. (Methodology). View Reference
  2. Kondo M, Takeshita T, Higuchi M, et al. Functional participation of the IL-2 receptor gamma chain in IL-7 receptor complexes. Science. 1994; 263(5152):1453-1454. (Clone-specific). View Reference
  3. Kondo M, Takeshita T, Ishii N, et al. Sharing of the interleukin-2 (IL-2) receptor gamma chain between receptors for IL-2 and IL-4. Science. 1993; 262(5141):1874-1877. (Clone-specific: Blocking, Neutralization). View Reference
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