Technical Data
C2259-36
CD8 (Leu2 T lymphocyte antigen, MAL, OKT8 T Cell antigen, p32, T cell antigen Leu2, T cell surface glycoprotein CD8 alpha, Suppressor/Cytotoxic T cell)
Description:
The CD8 complex interacts with class I MHC molecules resulting in increased adhesion between CD8+ T-lymphocytes and their target cells. Binding of the CD8 antigen to Class I MHC molecules enhances T-cell activation. The cytoplasmic portion of the CD8 antigen is associated with a protein tyrosine kinase (p561ck).

Applications:
Suitable for use in Immunohistochemistry. Other applications not tested.

Recommended Dilutions:
Immunohistochemistry: Frozen tissue and formalin-fixed paraffin embedded tissue sections.
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 12 months after receipt. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
TypeIsotypeCloneGrade
MabIgG12Q1751Affinity Purified
SizeStorageShippingSourceHost
500ug-20CBlue IceRatMouse
Concentration:
~1mg/ml
Immunogen:
Rat thymocyte membrane glycoproteins.
Purity:
Purified by Protein A affinity chromatography
Form
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, pH 7.2, 10mM sodium azide.
Specificity:
Recognizes rat CD8 alpha antigen present on a subset of T-cells that has suppressor and cytotoxic activities. 90% of thymocytes and NK cells are labelled with CD8.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
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