Purified Mouse Anti-Human CD49b
Clone 12F1 (RUO)
- Brand BD Pharmingen™
- Alternative Name Integrin α2 chain; ITGA2; VLA-2 alpha; Platelet GPIa; Collagen receptor; BR
- Concentration 0.5 mg/ml
- Isotype Mouse BALB/c IgG2a, κ
- Reactivity Human (QC Testing)
Flow cytometry (Routinely Tested)
Fluorescence microscopy (Tested During Development)
- Immunogen Human PBMC and Platelets
- Workshop No. V S220
- Entrez Gene ID 3673
- Storage Buffer Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.
- Regulatory Status RUO
Regulatory Status Legend
The 12F1 monoclonal antibody specifically binds to CD49b. CD49b is also known as the integrin α2 chain (VLA-α2), a member of the integrin family of extracellular matrix and cell-cell adhesion receptors. VLA-α2 is non-covalently associated with VLA-β1 chain (CD29) in the VLA-2 complex. α2 is expressed on numerous cell types including activated T cells, platelets, and long-term cultivated T cells. α2β1 is a well-established receptor for collagen. This antibody is useful for studies of integrin expression and function.
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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.
- For fluorochrome spectra and suitable instrument settings, please refer to our Multicolor Flow Cytometry web page at www.bdbiosciences.com/colors.
- 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.