Technical Data
BTN2A1 (Butyrophilin Subfamily 2 Member A1, BT2.1, BTF1)
The MHC-encoded butyrophilin, BTN2A1, is a cell surface glycoprotein related to the extended family of B7 costimulatory molecules. BTN2A1 mRNA is expressed in most human tissues, but protein expression is significantly lower in leukocytes. The protein is an integral plasma membrane B box protein involved in lipid, fatty-acid and sterol metabolism. Recent studies reveal that the protein can negatively regulate T cell proliferation and cytokine production. Additionally, genetic studies have described polymorphisms in the protein which are reported to be associated with disorders such as sarcoidosis, myositis andulcerative colitis. Human BTN2A1 gene is located in 6p22.1.

Suitable for use in ELISA. Other applications not tested.

Recommended Dilution:
ELISA: 1:100-1:1000
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20C. Aliquots are stable for at least 12 months. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
100ul-20CBlue IceHumanRabbit
Not determined.
Synthetic peptide corresponding to aa72-88 (SPAVFVYKGGRERTEEQ) of human BTN2A1.
Supplied as a liquid, 0.025% sodium azide, 50% glycerol.
Recognizes human BTN2A1.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
1. Georg, M. et al. The Journal of Immunology. 179:3804-3811 (2007). 2. Viney, JL. et al. Current Immunology Reviews. 4:43-52 (2008).