Technical Data
CD49d (Integrin alpha4, VLA4, LHR, Lymphocyte Homing Receptor)
CD49d (VLA-4) inhibits adhesion of rat lymphocytes to cytokine-activated endothelial cells. It blocks binding of rat lymphocytes to purified VCAM-1 and to the CS-1 peptide of fibronectin. VLA-4 is a leukocyte integrin which plays an important role in lymphocyte adhesion and activation.

Suitable for use in ELISA. Other applications have not been tested.

Recommended Dilution:
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Hybridization of P3U1 mouse myeloma cells with spleen cells from Balb/c mice.

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4C for short-term only. For long-term storage and to avoid repeated freezing and thawing, add sterile glycerol (40-50%), aliquot and store at -20C or colder. Aliquots are stable for at least 12 months at -20C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.
MabIgG18.S.168Highly Purified
200ug4C (-20C Glycerol)Blue IceRatMouse
Rat peritoneal lymphocytes
>95%. Purified from ascites by column chromatography.
Supplied as a liquid in PBS.
Recognizes rat VLA4 (very late antigen-4) alpha 4 chain (CD49d: 150kD) which is assoclated with beta 2 (CD29; 130kD).
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
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