Purified Mouse Anti-Human CD184
Clone 12G5 (RUO)
- Brand BD Pharmingen™
- Alternative Name CXCR4; Fusin; SDF-1 receptor; LAP3; LCR1; LESTR; NPYY3R; NPY3R; WHIM; HM89
- Concentration 0.5 mg/ml
- Isotype Mouse BALB/c IgG2a, κ
- Reactivity Human (QC Testing)
Flow cytometry (Routinely Tested)
- Immunogen SIVmac variant CP-MAC-infected Sup-T1 cells
- Workshop No. VII 70204, 70305
- Entrez Gene ID 7852
- Storage Buffer Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.
- Regulatory Status RUO
Regulatory Status Legend
The 12G5 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD184, also known as CXCR4 and Fusin. CD184/CXCR4 is a seven-transmembrane domain, G-protein-linked, glycoprotein chemokine receptor. CD184 serves as a receptor for the C-X-C chemokine, SDF-1. It is expressed on a wide variety of hematopoietic cells including lymphoid and myeloid precursor cells, megakaryocytes, platelets, T and B lymphocytes, granulocytes, monocytes/macrophages, and dendritic cells. It is also expressed on vascular endothelial cells, epithelial cells, neurons and astrocytes. CD184 plays a variety of roles in hematopoiesis, vascularization and neural development. CD184 also functions as a coreceptor for infection with T-cell tropic strains of HIV-1 and as a receptor for CD4-independent infection by some HIV isolates. The 12G5 antibody has been reported to block CD4-independent infection by HIV-2 and CD4-dependent infection by some T-cell tropic isolates of HIV-1.
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Preparation and Storage
Store undiluted at 4°C.
The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography.
- Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
- An isotype control should be used at the same concentration as the antibody of interest.
- 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.
- 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.
- Please refer to www.bdbiosciences.com/pharmingen/protocols for technical protocols.
Flow cytometry: Chemokine receptors are known to internalize during manipulation resulting in low frequency expression. Investigators are advised to perform immunophenotyping studies of chemokine receptors on freshly collected samples (<24 Hrs). Incubation with the antibody should be done at 4°C in the dark. Cellular manipulation, such as Ficoll separation, freezing, or exposure to cold temperatures prior to staining should be minimized and have been shown to cause a decrease in staining intensity and/or inconsistent results.
Investigators should note that alternative staining procedures may be neccessary. A multiple-step staining procedure is strongly recommended, in some instances, to amplify immunofluorescent signals for the flow cytometric analysis of human CXCR4 expression. Investigators may find the Purified Mouse Anti-Human CD184 antibody to be useful in conjunction with appropriate secondary and tertiary reagents for detecting low frequency expression, such as with Biotin Goat Anti-Mouse Ig (MN 553999) and PE Streptavidin (MN 554061).