FITC Hamster Anti-Rat CD49b
Clone Ha1/29 (RUO)
- Brand BD Pharmingen™
- Alternative Name Itga2; Integrin α2 chain; Integrin alpha 2
- Concentration 0.5 mg/ml
- Isotype Armenian Hamster IgG, λ
- Reactivity Rat (QC Testing) Mouse (Tested in Development)
Flow cytometry (Routinely Tested)
- Immunogen Cultured Rat Glomerular Epithelial
- Storage Buffer Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.
- Regulatory Status RUO
Regulatory Status Legend
The Ha1/29 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to intergrin α2 chain (CD49b or VLA-2 α chain), the 160-kDa transmembrane glycoprotein that non-covalently associates with the intergrin β1 subunit (CD29) to form the intergrin α2β1 complex known as VLA-2. VLA-2, a receptor for collagen and laminin, is expressed on activated lymphocytes, epithelial cells, and platelets. It has been reported that Ha1/29 antibody can block VLA-2 binding to collagen and laminin. Ha1/29 antibody also reacts with mouse CD49b.
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.
FITC, fluorescein isothiocyanate, is a fluorochrome with a molecular weight of 389 Da. FITC is sensitive to pH changes and photobleaching. Due to nearly identical excitation and emission properties but different spillover characteristics, FITC and Alexa Fluor® 488 cannot be used simultaneously. FITC is relatively dim and should be reserved for highly expressed markers whenever possible.
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Preparation and Storage
The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography.
The antibody was conjugated with FITC under optimum conditions, and unreacted FITC was removed.
Store undiluted at 4°C and protected from prolonged exposure to light. Do not freeze.
- Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
- Please refer to www.bdbiosciences.com/pharmingen/protocols for technical protocols.
- Although hamster immunoglobulin isotypes have not been well defined, BD Biosciences Pharmingen has grouped Armenian and Syrian hamster IgG monoclonal antibodies according to their reactivity with a panel of mouse anti-hamster IgG mAbs. A table of the hamster IgG groups, Reactivity of Mouse Anti-Hamster Ig mAbs, may be viewed at http://www.bdbiosciences.com/documents/hamster_chart_11x17.pdf.
- 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.